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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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Tampáki 1900/2005

Tampáki 1900/2005

(p.133) Tampáki 1900/2005
Travels with Tooy
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This chapter focuses on Tampaki, a village on the French Guiana–Brazil border that the Samarakas consider a mythical place. It discusses Samakaran stories about Tampakai, including the story about how Wenti gods and Dungulali-Obia from Tampaki were brought to Samaraka. This chapter also discusses the author's visit to Tampaki in 2001 and describes the changes in this village since the 1970s.

Keywords:   Tampaki, mythical place, Samaraka, French Guiana-Brazil border, Wenti gods, Dungulali-Obia

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