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He had the power: Pa Neezer, the Orisha King of Trinidad: a personal memoir

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Henry,Frances (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2008
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9789766310479
Published:
San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago: Lexicon
ISBN:
9789766310479
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Biography, Trinidad and Tobago, African influences, Religious life and customs, Orishas (Yoruba deity), Religion, Spiritual Baptists, Shango (Yoruba deity), Pa Neezer, 1901-1969
Notes:
132 p., Renowned as a spiritual healer, reputed to have prophetic powers and feared as an ‘Obeahman’, the name ‘Pa Neezer’ was whispered up and down the length of Trinidad for over three decades with a mixture of fear, reverence and awe. In 1956, a young graduate research student was granted unprecedented access to Ebenezer Elliot, beginning a unique relationship that was to end only with the latter’s death in 1969.