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Travels with TooyHistory, Memory, and the African American Imagination$
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Richard Price

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226680583

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001

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(p.200) The Prison 02202002/06022003
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Travels with Tooy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0031

This chapter focuses on the imprisonment of Tooy at the Centre Penitentiare de la Guyane. It explains that 80% of all the prisoners there are foreigners who cannot speak French. Tooy's time in prison was made more tolerable by Moesoela Amiemba, a Samaraka who had been working in the prison as “cultural mediator” and the link between the Maroon inmates and the guards, doctors, and wardens. This chapter also describes the author's first visit to Tooy.

Keywords:   imprisonment, Tooy, Centre Penitentiare de la Guyane, prisoners, foreigners, Moesoela Amiemba

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