Kingston, Jamaica
The University of the West Indies Press
Guinea's other suns :the African dynamic in Trinidad culture
9789766405267
9766405263
294 pages
Caribbean Cultural Studies
Contents8
Illustrations10
Foreword12
Preface16
Acknowledgements22
Guide to Pronunciation24
1. CLUES FROM ORAL HISTORY26
2. AFRICANS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY TRINIDAD37
3. ELDERS AND ANCESTORS85
4. THE CONGO-ANGOLAN PEOPLES104
5. STICKFIGHT AND KAMBULE119
6. HAUSA MEMORIES131
7. THE RADA OF BELMONT143
8. THE YORUBA150
9. FORM AND METAPHOR IN THE YORUBA POETRY OF TRINIDAD173
10. YORUBA RELIGION IN TRINIDAD195
11. AFRICAN FEASTS IN TRINIDAD209
12. THE INFLUENCE OF YORUBA MUSIC ON THE MINOR-KEY CALYPSO219
13. AFRICAN ELEMENTS IN THE LANGUAGE OF TRINIDAD233
14. MINDSET, MYTH, MASQUERADE AND PAN254
Glossary268
Notes274
References298
INDEX312