Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifa in Trinidad.

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Castor, N. Fadeke. Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifa in Trinidad. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017, pp. 256, ISBN: 0822368951.

This work employs the titular concept to illuminate how Ifa/Orisha practices informed by Yoruba cosmology shape local, national, and transnational belonging in African world communities in Trinidad and beyond. Drawing on almost two decades of fieldwork in Trinidad, the author outlines how the political activism and social upheaval of the 1970s set the stage for African world religions to enter mainstream Trinidadian society to establish how the postcolonial performance of Ifa/Orisha practices in...

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