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African beliefs in the New World : popular literary traditions of the Caribbean

Author: Lucie Pradel
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©2000.
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Pradel, Lucie.
African beliefs in the New World.
Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)642405500
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucie Pradel
ISBN: 0865437025 9780865437029 0865437033 9780865437036
OCLC Number: 39906058
Description: xiv, 316 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Transference of African beliefs to the Caribbean. Major religious characteristics and parameters for the literary analysis --
Physical and spiritual transfer --
African legacy in the Caribbean --
pt. 2. Presence of the sacred in oral tradition. Survival of divine, semi divine, secularized and supernatural entities --
Tales related to rites of passage and themes pertaining to the sacred --
Oral tradition of the francophone and hispanophone Caribbean --
pt. 3. The literary and cultural unity of the Caribbean. Integration of oral tradition to the literary tradition --
Rituals, secular forms and writing --
Caribbean cultural unity.
Responsibility: Lucie Pradel ; translated from the French by Catherine Bernard.

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