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Two Evenings in Saramaka (Paperback)

Author: Price, Richard

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Saramaka folktales (kontu) are closely associated with funeral celebrations. The immediate goal of every Saramaka funeral (which serves ultimately to usher a recently deceased member of the community into the world of the ancestors) is 'to bury the deceased with celebration pizii. Amid the hectic weeks of drumming, dancing, singing, feasting, and complex rituals that contribute to these festivities, the telling of folktales--which takes place during the nights)--constitutes a special moment for people of all ages.

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226680620
SKU 208931160
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226680622
Release Date 8/13/2012
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