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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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Night of the Cats 06212000

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(p.29) Night of the Cats 06212000
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Travels with Tooy
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the presence of the many cats in the house of Tooy in Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy and his assistants are always driving the cats away but they keep coming back. They do not like to have cats in the house because the Komanti spirits that Tooy deals with cannot tolerate these miniature versions of their tiger-selves, nor can he hear their true name. This chapter also discusses Tooy's story telling of his personal encounter with a tiger and his father who had powerful Komanti spirit.

Keywords:   cats, Tooy, Cayenne, French Guiana, Komanti spirits, tiger

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