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Vodou Brooklyn: Five Ceremonies with Mambo Marie Carmel

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This book is an intimate portrayal of a Haitian immigrant Vodou priestess. Color photographs and text document the young Mambo presiding over five distinct Vodou ceremonies held in one year in a single basement in Brooklyn, NY. By focusing on what happens in this transformed basement, the reader becomes personally involved with the people of this community through seeing ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published August 16th 2010 by Caribbean Studies Press
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Purple Iris
Wonderful photographs, but the text is blah for anyone who already knows the basics of Vodou. It'd have been more interesting if the author had shared the personal stories of Marie Carmel and the others instead of just giving an overview of the lwas.
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