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Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance – Performing the Entangled Histories of Cuba and West Africa - Florida Scholarship Online
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Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance: Performing the Entangled Histories of Cuba and West Africa

Jill Flanders Crosby and JT Torres

Abstract

Through a revolutionary ethnographic approach that foregrounds storytelling and performance as alternative means of knowledge, this book explores shared ritual traditions between the Anlo-Ewe people of West Africa and their descendants, the Arará of Cuba, who were brought to the island in the transatlantic slave trade. The volume draws on two decades of research in four communities: Dzodze, Ghana; Adjodogou, Togo; and Perico and Agramonte, Cuba. In the ceremonies, oral narratives, and daily lives of individuals at each fieldsite, the authors not only identify shared attributes in religious exp ... More

Keywords: Ghana, Togo, Cuba, transatlantic slave trade, true fiction, choreographed narrative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781683402060
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683402060.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Flanders Crosby, author
University of Alaska Anchorage;

JT Torres, author
Washington State University

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