Publisher: University of Chicago Press (June 25, 1994)
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simply as definitely as Haiti is "possessed" via the gods and spirits of vaudun (voodoo), the island "possessed" Katherine Dunham whilst she first went there in 1936 to check dance and formality. during this booklet, Dunham finds how her anthropological study, her paintings in dance, and her fascination for the folk and cults of Haiti labored their spell, catapulting her into reports that she was once usually fortunate to outlive. right here Dunham tells how the island got here to be possessed through the demons of voodoo and different cults imported from a variety of elements of Africa, in addition to by way of the deep classification divisions, quite among blacks and mulattos, and the political hatred nonetheless greatly in facts at the present time. jam-packed with the flare and suspense of immersion in a wierd and spell binding tradition, Island Possessed is additionally a pioneering paintings within the anthropology of dance and a desirable record on Haitian politics and voodoo.