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Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Richard Price


Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves living in the South American rain forest, the author of this book encountered Tooy, a priest, philosopher, and healer living in a rough shantytown on the outskirts of Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy is a time traveler who crosses boundaries between centuries, continents, the worlds of the living and the dead, and the visible and invisible. With a blend of storytelling and scholarship, the book recounts the mutually enlightening and mind-expanding journeys of these two intellectuals. Included on the itinerary for this halluc ... More

Keywords: rebel slaves, rain forest, Tooy, priest, philosopher, healer, shantytown, Cayenne, French Guiana, eighteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226680583
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Price, author

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