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Santeria from Africa to the New World: The Dead Sell Memories
     

Santeria from Africa to the New World: The Dead Sell Memories

by George Brandon
 
This book takes readers along one path of what this transatlantic tradition of Yoruba religion has come to be---the path from Africa to Cuba to New York City. Other paths could have been, and ultimately must be, chosen and researched by scholars in the future. So this book talks about one line, one path among the many, and its focus is mainly on the structures and

Overview

This book takes readers along one path of what this transatlantic tradition of Yoruba religion has come to be---the path from Africa to Cuba to New York City. Other paths could have been, and ultimately must be, chosen and researched by scholars in the future. So this book talks about one line, one path among the many, and its focus is mainly on the structures and rhythms of Santeria's history and on problems of collective memory and syncretism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253312570
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.51(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE BRANDON is Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Sociomedical Sciences at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education of the City University of New York. He is the author of articles in the Journal of Caribbean Studies, the Journal of Black Studies, Oral History Review, and Griot.

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