Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, With a New Foreword by Claudine Michel / Edition 3

Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, With a New Foreword by Claudine Michel / Edition 3

by Karen McCarthy Brown
     
 


"Brown weaves together fictional, biographical, and ethnological narratives into a moving account of the life of a Vodou community and its leader, Mama Lola. This book belies the stereotypes that still distort the image of this ancient religion in the academic as well as the popular mind."—Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University

"An eloquent contribution

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"Brown weaves together fictional, biographical, and ethnological narratives into a moving account of the life of a Vodou community and its leader, Mama Lola. This book belies the stereotypes that still distort the image of this ancient religion in the academic as well as the popular mind."—Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University

"An eloquent contribution to the emerging feminist paradigm of scholarship as engaged, embodied, and life-affirming."—Carol P. Christ, author of Laughter of Aphrodite

"A riveting narrative, rich in detail. Karen Brown brings a rare, well-informed regard to her interpretation of Haitian religious life."—Lawrence E. Sullivan, author of Icanchu's Drum: An Orientation to the Meaning of South American Religions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520268104
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Series
Edition description:
With a New Foreword by Claudine Michel
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
110,424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword to the 2010 Edition
Preface to the 2001 Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Introduction
1. Joseph Binbin Mauvant
2. Azaka
3. Raise that Woman's Petticoat
4. Ogou
5. The Baka Made from Jealousy
6. Kouzinn
7. Dreams and Promises
8. Ezili
9. Sojeme, Sojeme
10. Danbala
11. Plenty Confidence
12. Gede
Afterword

Glossary of Haitian Creole Terms
Bibliography
Index

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