Maroons in Guyane

By Richard Price, Sally Price

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For more than four centuries, communities of maroons (men and women who escaped slavery) dotted the fringes of plantation America, from Brazil through the Caribbean to the United States. Today their descendants still form semi-independent enclaves-in Jamaica, Brazil, Colombia, Belize, Suriname, Guyane, and elsewhere-remaining proud of their maroon origins and, in some cases, faithful to unique cultural traditions forged during the earliest days of Afro-American history.In 1986, expelled by the military regime of Suriname, anthropologists Richard and Sally Price turned to neighboring Guyane (French Guiana), where thousands of Maroons were taking refuge from the Suriname civil war. Over the next fifteen years, their conversations with local people convinced them of the need to replace the pervasive stereotypes about Maroons in Guyane with accurate information. In 2003, Les Marrons became a local best seller. In 2020, after a series of further visits, the Prices wrote a new edition taking into account the many rapid changes.Available for the first time in English, Maroons in Guyane reviews the history of Maroon peoples in Guyane, explains how these groups differ from one another, and analyzes their current situations in the bustling, multicultural world of this far-flung outpost of the French Republic. A gallery of the magnificent arts of the Maroons completes the volume.

Product details

EAN

9780820361567

Format

ebook

Author

Richard Price,Sally Price

Category

Publisher

University of Georgia Press

Pages

200

Language

eng

Imprint

University of Georgia Press

Published Date

2022-05-30

Published Country

US

EAN 9780820361567
Format Ebook
Author Richard Price,Sally Price
Category
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Pages 200
Language eng
Imprint University of Georgia Press
Published Date 2022-05-30
Published Country US

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