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#2634: Images of Voodoo: MOrris replies to Bellegarde-Smith
Ms. Perrault and others will get their wish. Two books are being readied
for publications, written by Haitians on Haitian Vodun. She may want to
read the excellent books by Laennec Hurbon and Milo Rigaud in print.
P. Bellegarde-Smith, PhD >>
In studies of the Diaspora (the entire African-Atlantic diaspora) the whole
notion of literacy is finally being questioned as a Western hegemony.
Certain Africanists question the emphasis of literacy as a judgment when
there are so many forms of communicable information in non-written form (and
separate from or in addition to oral culture) embedded within the cultures.
Obvious examples would be spirit writing and yard shows around the Caribbean
and in African-American United States. It seems to me that given this Vodou
culture is highly literate.