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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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Travels with Tooy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0020

This chapter analyzes the reasons behind Roland's decision to terminate the services of Tooy. It suggests that it is possible to attribute Roland's doubts and fears about Saramakas somewhere within that murky realm of intercultural connection that Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing has labeled friction. This chapter explains that this friction refers to what transpires in “zones of awkward engagement, where words mean something different across a divide even as people agree to speak.” It also mentions Roland's belief that Tooy was working with the devil.

Keywords:   intercultural connection, Tooy, Samarakas, friction, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, devil

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