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Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society) 3rd Edition

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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

About the Author

Karen McCarthy Brown is Professor Emerita of the Sociology and Anthropology of Religion at the Graduate and Theological Schools of Drew University. Claudine Michel is Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Product Details

  • Series: Comparative Studies in Religion and Society (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 3 edition (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520268105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520268104
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this book. My sister got me a copy years ago. I'm an expat from Haiti. I use it as a reference for things I no longer remember.
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Amazing read!Wonderful book that showcased vodou in a new light- the human, societal light. The book itself was in amazing condition.
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came in decent condition readable, just needed it for class in college
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it was okay boring at parts
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