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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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The Pink House 05081986/06071997

The Pink House 05081986/06071997

(p.57) The Pink House 05081986/06071997
Travels with Tooy
University of Chicago Press

This chapter describes the bright-pink concrete house of Kaluse, Tooy's assistant in healing. The house is located in one of the rougher neighborhoods of Cayenne, French Guiana and the backyard serves as a kind of community center for migrant Saramakas who would come for divination sessions, political debate, or just to hang out, listening to music cassettes from home. Because of the ample space under the eaves, the house was a frequent venue for Saramaka wakes, where men would come to pay their last respects.

Keywords:   pink house, Cayenne, French Guiana, Kaluse, Tooy, community center, migrant Samarakas

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