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Bones cry out: Palo Monte/Mayombe in Santiago de Cuba

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Johnson,Sonya Maria (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2012
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/1039315052/fulltextPDF/D36214BBB5DA4F14PQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
Michigan: Michigan State University
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Religion, African diaspora, Genealogy, Spirits, Palo Monte/Mayombe, Santiago de Cuba, Cultural anthropology
Notes:
196 p., Argues that practitioners of Palo Monte/Mayombe in the city of Santiago de Cuba construct a religious genealogy inclusive of spirits to affirm their sense of an "African" identity in contemporary Cuba. Demonstrates that these practitioners' sense of being African includes an understanding that they are the ritual descendants and stewards of the blended spiritual knowledge created by sixteenth and seventeenth century AmerIndian TaĆ­no and Kongolese inhabitants of eastern/Oriente, Cuba.