By Richard Price

Thirty-five years into his study one of the descendants of insurgent slaves dwelling within the South American rain wooded area, anthropologist Richard expense encountered Tooy, a clergyman, thinker, and healer dwelling in a coarse shantytown at the outskirts of Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy is a time traveller who crosses barriers among centuries, continents, the worlds of the residing and the lifeless, and the obvious and invisible. With an leading edge mix of storytelling and scholarship, Travels with Tooy recounts the at the same time enlightening and mind-expanding trips of those intellectuals.

Included at the itinerary for this hallucinatory excursion: forays into the eighteenth century to speak with slaves newly arrived from Africa; leaps into the midst of battles opposed to colonial armies; shut encounters with double brokers and femme fatale wooded area spirits; and journeys underwater to talk to the comely sea gods who keep watch over the world’s cash offer. This mesmerizing publication attracts on Price’s long term ethnographic and archival learn, yet particularly on Tooy’s teachings, songs, tales, and mystery languages to discover how Africans within the Americas have created incredible new worlds of the imagination.

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