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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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Martinique 01012000

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Travels with Tooy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0001

This chapter relates the author's experience in having Tooy, a Samaraka priest from Cayenne, French Guiana, help his friend Roland with his problems using voodoo or supernatural methods. It explains the specific problems Roland had regarding his business and describes the procedure Tooy undertook in helping Roland. This involved a photocopy of something that Tooy brought with him and smoking Roland's lumberyard. Tooy suggested that what was causing Roland's problem could be related to a woman.

Keywords:   Tooy, Samaraka priest, Cayenne, French Guiana, voodoo, supernatural

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