A memoir about the author's first encounter with spirit possession in Cuba.
What is it about?
An excerpt from a forthcoming book about the performance of spiritual identities in Cuba, this essay explores through sensorial detail what the meaning of ritual spirit possession as performed by Arara communities in two rural towns: Perico and Agramonte.
Why is it important?
The memoir suggests particular themes of discourse that constitute spirit possession. The underlying argument is that identity and membership in communities linked to Arara historicity shape, and are shaped by, ceremonies that emphasize contact with spirits of a postcolonial and mythological past.
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