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Read more from the Study Guide. By the lime we reached Fort Greene, a nondescript section of Brooklyn near the naval yard, the illusion had receded.
Like many who practice Vodou, Alourdes is born in Haiti, and hers is a life wrought with peril and poverty. Theodore and I were about to leave when the door opened a crack and we were scrutinized by a heavy-lidded, thick-jowled face the color of coffee ice cream. As I parked my car on that hot and muggy day, I noticed that it was the only I. You've reached the end of your free preview. She learns how Vodou operates, who the spirits are and what it takes to appease them.
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Closing up the house is a Ca ribbean technique for staving off the midday heat. McCarthy Brown documents the life of Alourdes and her daughter Maggie by literally becoming a part of their extended Vodou family. She eagerly embraces the chance, and through the will of the spirits, begins her practice in Brooklyn, syndrome de la selle turcique vide pdf New York.
Indeed, the life of a Vodou manbo is a trying and selfless existence, where often eight months out of the year an elaborate and expensive birthday party must be thrown for this or that spirit. To neglect these rituals is to ask the spirits not to work for you, and Alourdes's ministry, livelihood and heritage depends upon the work of the spirits.
This section contains words approx. The spirits in this book, as in the culture of Vodou, are alive and thriving and very much a part of the drama.
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Animated conversations could be heard in Haitian French Creole, Spanish, and more than one lyrical dialect of English. Browse all BookRags Study Guides.
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