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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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Mother Africa 1690/1712

Mother Africa 1690/1712

(p.51) Mother Africa 1690/1712
Travels with Tooy
University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses Tooy's views about Africa. It explains that Tooy considers Africa as a land of men's men and the place where those who prepared themselves properly could take off and soar like eagles. His first remembered forebears are those who experienced the Middle Passage, enslaved Africans from Dahomey and Loango who arrived with their magical powers in their pouches.

Keywords:   Tooy, Africa, Middle Passage, Dahomey, Loango, magical powers, enslaved Africans

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