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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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Frenchwoman's Revenge 1920/2005

Frenchwoman's Revenge 1920/2005

(p.127) Frenchwoman's Revenge 1920/2005
Travels with Tooy
University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the revenge of a Frenchwoman against Tooy. Tooy's relatives from Pamaribo who informed that divination pointed to the Frenchwoman's spirit as the cause of all his troubles including the assault by masked assailants and his imprisonment. This chapter explains that though the Frenchwoman has been troubling Tooy's people for only a few decades her story weaves backward and forward through the last two centuries of Saramaka history.

Keywords:   Frenchwoman's spirit, Tooy, Samaraka, divination, assault, imprisonment

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