Central Africa in the Caribbean

Central Africa in the Caribbean

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Maureen Warner-Lewis's pioneering study analyses some of the main lineaments of the Central African cultural legacy in the Caribbean, with fascinating transatlantic comparative data. She identifies Central African cultural forms in areas settled by the Koongo, Mbundu and Ovimbunda (the two present-day Congos and Angola) and illuminates Caribbean thought and customs through comparison with those cultures.-- Back cover.Epenthetic [n] is still heard in general JC in a phrase such as a#39;mii ndu wiita#39; meaning a#39;I will do it.a#39; 9. alt; si hu (Fon) a#39;water druma#39;, a Fon and Mahi musical instrument composed of calabashes turned upside down in water and beaten as an element of the religious ... If the Cuban muleke is really meant to have been mulele, then this would be another instance of the apocopation of reduplicated syllables, anbsp;...

Title:Central Africa in the Caribbean
Author:Maureen Warner Lewis
Publisher:University of the West Indies Press - 2003


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