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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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Tooy Teaching III—Komantí, Wénti, and More 04182005/05302005

Tooy Teaching III—Komantí, Wénti, and More 04182005/05302005

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(p.260) Tooy Teaching III—Komantí, Wénti, and More 04182005/05302005
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Travels with Tooy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0038

This chapter discusses Tooy's teaching about Komanti, Wenti, and other obias. Tooy also shared some esoteric language lore in the course of daily activities. This chapter also explains that there must be literally hundreds of village or lineage obias in Saramaka, some very old, others dating only from the twentieth century, each with its own drums, songs, language, and lore.

Keywords:   Komanti, Wenti, obias, esoteric language lore, Tooy, Samaraka

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