Mama Lola

Mama Lola

Author: Karen McCarthy Brown

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520268104

Category: Religion

Page: 429

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"Brown weaves together fictional, biographical, and ethnological narratives into a moving account of the life of a Vodou community and its leader, Mama Lola. This book belies the stereotypes that still distort the image of this ancient religion in the academic as well as the popular mind."—Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University "An eloquent contribution to the emerging feminist paradigm of scholarship as engaged, embodied, and life-affirming."—Carol P. Christ, author of Laughter of Aphrodite "A riveting narrative, rich in detail. Karen Brown brings a rare, well-informed regard to her interpretation of Haitian religious life."—Lawrence E. Sullivan, author of Icanchu's Drum: An Orientation to the Meaning of South American Religions
Mama Lola
Language: en
Pages: 429
Authors: Karen McCarthy Brown, Claudine Michel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"Brown weaves together fictional, biographical, and ethnological narratives into a moving account of the life of a Vodou community and its leader, Mama Lola. This book belies the stereotypes that still distort the image of this ancient religion in the academic as well as the popular mind."—Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton
Mama Lola
Language: en
Pages: 447
Authors: Karen McCarthy Brown
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-12-04 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Pages: 550
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Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Rodopi

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Protestant Pentecostalism in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: Karl-Wilhelm Westmeier
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

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Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Robert A. Orsi
Categories: Religion
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