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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 Soldier's Tale 10051939

The Soldier's Tale 10051939

(p.66) The Soldier's Tale 10051939
Travels with Tooy
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This chapter discusses the story of the Saramaka soldier Kuset Albina. It explains that Kuset lived through the very worst moments of the war and he was the only maroon to volunteer to fight for the Mere Patrie in France's darkest hour. Though his story is fragmentary and undocumented, he has assumed mythic proportions and serves as concrete evidence of the Samarakas' collective contribution to France.

Keywords:   Kuset Albina, Samaraka soldier, war, maroon, France

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