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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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New World Beginnings 1712

New World Beginnings 1712

(p.55) New World Beginnings 1712
Travels with Tooy
University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses Tooy's account of the arrival of his African ancestors to French Guiana in 1712. It explains how Tooy's ancestors rain priest Gweyunga and his wife Beti-Kadosu acquired land and later gave birth to Antama who became a larger-than-life political and religious leader during the second half of the eighteenth century. This chapter also discusses Tooy's observation that most Samarakas have Indian mothers.

Keywords:   African ancestors, Tooy, rain priest, Gweyunga, Beti-Kadosu, Antama, Samarakas, Indian mothers

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