Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

by Richard Price
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226680584

ISBN-13: 9780226680583

Pub. Date: 12/15/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves in the South American rain forest, anthropologist Richard Price encountered Tooy, a priest/philosopher/healer who crosses boundaries between centuries, continents, the visible and invisible, and the worlds of the living and the dead. Travels with Tooy brings together Price's ethnographic and

Overview

Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves in the South American rain forest, anthropologist Richard Price encountered Tooy, a priest/philosopher/healer who crosses boundaries between centuries, continents, the visible and invisible, and the worlds of the living and the dead. Travels with Tooy brings together Price's ethnographic and archival research and Tooy's teachings, songs, stories, and secret languages to explore how Africans in the Americas have created marvelous new worlds of the imagination.

About the Author:
Richard Price is the Duane A. and Virginia S. Dittman Professor of American Studies, Anthropology, and History at the College of William and Mary

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226680583
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/15/2007
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude: 01142007     vii
Martinique: 01012000     1
The Soldier's Charm: 0000800     6
Sea Gods: 00000000     9
Dungulali-Obia: 00000000     15
The Beach at Cock's Crow: 04092000     23
Night of the Cats: 06212000     29
End of the Road: 06202000     32
Tooy Possessed: 2000/2006     41
Enstoolment: 06302001     48
Mother Africa: 1690/1712     51
New World Beginnings: 1712     55
The Pink House: 05081986/06071997     57
Gweyunga, the Rain Priest: 1690/1754     60
Antama at War: 01201753     63
The Soldier's Tale: 10051939     66
Thunder Axes: 00000000     80
Master of the House: 06222000     82
Storm Clouds: 07082001     91
Sex, Magic, and Murder: 06212001/1754     94
Friction: 05242000/07062004     100
Sangono mi toala!: 1760/1763     107
The Namesake: 1848/1931     112
Frenchwoman's Revenge: 1920/2005     127
Tampaki: 1900/2005     133
Palimpsests: 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001     146
Antama the Obia-Man: 1771/1800     150
Chronology: 1933/1970     159
My First-Time Museum: 1690/2007     172
The Trial: 02202002     177
Grounds for Appeal?: 02202002/03012002     192
The Prison: 02202002/06022003     200
The Wetlands at Kaw: 07152004     206
Tembai's Village: 1981/05282005     216
Fleeing Trumps Standing: 04182005/05302005     226
Politics: 04182005/05302005     237
Tooy Teaching I-Mostly Luangu and Pumbu: 04182005/05302005     245
Tooy Teaching II-Mostly Papa: 04182005/05302005     248
Tooy Teaching III-Komanti, Wenti, and More: 04182005/05302005     260
Dunuyangi Takes Over: 04182005/05302005     271
Goodbyes: 05302005     276
Knocking the Stone: 11142005/12142005     278
Reflections from the Verandah: 01012007     287
Coda: Esoteric Language     309
Dramatis Personae     391
Notes     395
Bibliography     439
Acknowledgments     449
Illustration Credits     451

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