Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World

Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith / Oct 17, 2019

Fragments of Bone Neo African Religions in a New World The bones of Pierre Toussaint the first proposed African American Catholic saint were disinterred and spread around in the New World In his introduction Patrick Bellegarde Smith suggests the same i

  • Title: Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World
  • Author: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
  • ISBN: 9780252072055
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • The bones of Pierre Toussaint, the first proposed African American Catholic saint, were disinterred and spread around in the New World In his introduction, Patrick Bellegarde Smith suggests the same is true of the religious practices that peoples of African descent and victims of the Atlantic slave trade brought with them Fragments of Bone examines the evolution of theseThe bones of Pierre Toussaint, the first proposed African American Catholic saint, were disinterred and spread around in the New World In his introduction, Patrick Bellegarde Smith suggests the same is true of the religious practices that peoples of African descent and victims of the Atlantic slave trade brought with them Fragments of Bone examines the evolution of these religions as they have been adapted and re contextualized in various New World environments The essays in Fragments of Bone discuss African religions as forms of resistance and survival in the face of Western cultural hegemony and imperialism The collection is unique in presenting the voices of scholars primarily outside of the Western tradition, speaking on the issues they, as practitioners, regard as important Bellegarde Smith, himself a priest in the Haitian Vodou religion, brings together thirteen contributors from different disciplines, genders, and nationalities The authors address the creolized African religions beginning with their evolution from Nigeria and Benin to New Orleans, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and Guyana The familiar neo African religions of Vodou and Santeria are also discussed,

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    1. I learned so much from this book that there wouldn't be enough space in this text box for my review. My comments in my hard copy book journal are eight and a half pages long. So I will summarize.I learned the most from the article on the Comfa religion of Guyana because I had no previous knowledge of it. I'd like to know more. Their syncretic approach to their ceremonies is fascinating. I would like to know about Kumina in Jamaica which was only mentioned in the article about Akan practices in G [...]


    2. A lot of really good, solid, scholarly information. Unfortunately was rather dry for my tastes, but for anyone interested in the subject matter it's worth a look.


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