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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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Knocking the Stone 11142005/12142005

Knocking the Stone 11142005/12142005

(p.278) Knocking the Stone 11142005/12142005
Travels with Tooy
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This chapter focuses on the Samaraka ceremony called “knocking the stone.” The ceremony was performed at Kodji's village of Tampaki and it involved pouring libations at the ancestor shrine in front of his house, telling Kodji and Akoomi and some fifty others a feast will be held in their honor in a week and that a stone will be knocked a week after that. This chapter also discusses the author's observation about the ceremony.

Keywords:   knocking the stone, Samaraka ceremony, Kodji's village, Tampaki, Akoomi

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