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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

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(p.55) New World Beginnings 1712
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Travels with Tooy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0011

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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