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A Choice of Sunsets By Michael Fraser
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A collection of love poems.
A Choice of Sunsets By Michael Fraser
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A collection of love poems.
Beautiful Belize, Interesting Words and Sayings By Frank Palacio
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I started a group on Facebook and named it “Belizeans, West Indians and Creole Language and sayings.” The purpose of this group was to bring people together to share and discuss cultural... More > and language issues related to Belize, the West Indies, and the creole language and experience. Many transplanted Belizeans like myself, a 30+ years resident of Los Angeles and married to a non-Belizean, yearn for conversation with other Belizeans. The internet and in particular, Facebook provides us with the valuable opportunity to socialize and fill this void. This book came about as the result of a conversation on Facebook. A few friends and I were discussing some interesting Belizean creole sayings, many that we hadn’t heard in ages and others that were obscure. The energy and enthusiasm was palpable as we challenged each others’ memories to unlock these cool and interesting sayings from the recesses of our brains. The fun and excitement grew with each new saying from our childhoods that a member from the group shared.< Less
What a friend we have in Jesus By Mark Jacobs
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This is probably the first book ever written by a Guyanese about their own travels in the Caribbean (and the diaspora) - and it is refreshing that Mark Jacobs seeks to put this Guyanese visitor gaze... More > on Haitian life. So often people have come to Guyana and written about their time here, that it is a relief to see this reversed gaze (One day we might get best sellers who return to India and to United Kingdom and USA and write those nice kind of patronising travelogues). The first story is 'black woman and child'. Mark writes about black woman in Haiti and in Guyana beating/threatening to beat a child. In 'madame' about love Guyana style with Haitian overtones. The other vignettes are short incisive reflections, moments in time about the experiences in Haiti. About police who beat people and police who give people a lift on the road ; about magic and about reality. Some of the stories are funny, but the laughter is a kind of alternative reaction to anger . Vidyaratha Kissoon< Less
Jamaican Diaspora: Natural Hair By Janice Maxwell
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Afro textured hair has the most styling options in comparison to other racial groups. This edition celebrates its uniqueness, which is a billion dollar industry. The goal is to tap this niche, which... More > is in the hands of other ethnic groups that are using the African diaspora. One’s value is not created by taking on the beauty standards of someone else. Let us highlight the diversity of Black Hair.< Less
Egun By Lázaro Pedroso
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A translation of 72 songs sung to the spirits of deceased ancestors in the tradition of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion. Translated by Afro-Cuban scholar Lázaro Pedroso (Ogun Tola) from the... More > original Lukumi language that was brought to Cuba by West African slaves, these songs are relevant both to students of the history of African religions that were brought to the Caribbean hundreds of years ago, as well as to students of the African religions and traditions that have spread through musical and spiritual practices from the Caribbean and and that are practiced throughout the world today. English translation by Christiane Hayashi. A companion CD is available on www.cdbaby.com featuring Lázaro Pedroso, Jesús Diáz, Miguelito Bernal, Michael Spiro, Eric Barberia and Lichi Fuentes.< Less
Olodumare By Lázaro Pedroso
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An essential encyclopedia of the tradition of the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion. Written by Afro-Cuban scholar Lázaro Pedroso (Ogun Tola), this volume informs the daily practice of Santeria... More > religion, and catalogues the West African orishas as they are recognized in Cuba today, including their stories, their songs and prayers, their numbers for purposes of divination, their colors, their favorite foods, the plants associated with each orisha and much more. English translation by Christiane Hayashi.< Less
Edigbe By Lázaro Pedroso
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An essential reference for students of Afro-Cuban music or the Santeria religion as it is practiced in Cuba today. This book contains translations into Spanish and English of nearly 100 songs to 22... More > orishas and Egun (ancestor spirits), as well as an extensive introduction describing the history and evolution of religious ceremonies with their roots in the Yoruba-Lukumi tribes of West Africa. It contains important guidance for anyone who wants to become a singer within this tradition, as well as basic information about the orishas to whom the songs are addressed in English and in Spanish.< Less
Pataki By Lázaro Pedroso
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Pataki is a dictionary of ancient Yoruba words, translated to Spanish and then to English. It is an essential reference for anyone who wishes to delve into the roots of the orisha songs of the... More > ancient West African Yoruba/Lukumi tradition as it is practiced in Cuba today. Lázaro Pedroso has devoted an academic and spiritual lifetime in Havana, Cuba, to teaching a new generation the traditions and religions that were carried to the New World 300 years ago as the sole possessions of West African slaves. This book represents a lifetime of knowledge, study and practice, and the author’s commitment to pass that information on to the future so that the ancient orishas will live on through the religious devotion of future generations. English translation by Christiane Hayashi.< Less
Obbedi By Lázaro Pedroso
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Obbedi is an essential primer for students of the Santeria religion, or of the West African religious tradition as it is practiced in Cuba today. It contains the translations to Spanish and English... More > of nearly 100 ancient Yoruba songs that are commonly heard in Santeria rituals and in percussion and song classrooms that cover this genre, as well as basic background about each orisha and the stories that are frequently reflected in these songs. A companion CD with all of the songs in the book, featuring Lazaro Pedroso, Jesus Diaz, Miguelito Bernal, Michael Spiro and Lichi Fuentes, is available through www.cdbaby.com.< Less