Cultures of the Lusophone Black Atlantic (Studies of the by Nancy Priscilla Naro, Roger Sansi-Roca, David H. Treece

By Nancy Priscilla Naro, Roger Sansi-Roca, David H. Treece

This publication addresses the Lusophone Black Atlantic as an area of ancient and cultural construction among Portugal, Brazil, and Africa. The authors show how this area is not only the results of the imposition of a Portuguese imperial venture, yet that it's been formed through diversified colonial cultures. The Lusophone context bargains a different viewpoint at the heritage of the Atlantic.

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That is to say, the “breath” instaurates the fetish as a unique object that is the result of a unique event, not reducible to its components. Among the Yoruba, we find the same notion of Axe or Afoxé as the breath of life infused on altars, also conceived as living entities: a unique event that has resulted in a unique object. Like the Portuguese feitiço, or the minkissi, or Angola, the bo and vodu are living objectifications of exceptional events. See, for example, Graeber 2005. 598: “Fétiche, f, F.

The objective of feitiçaria is not worship but the solution of practical problems of life. 22 ROGER SANSI - ROCA The persecution of the practices of sorcery in modern Portugal and Spain by the Inquisition came quite late, and was secondary to its main objective: the persecution of other religions—heresy. Sorcery was not heresy or the practice of another creed, but a singular contract with the Devil. In most cases, the pact with the Devil could not be proved and the accused were declared innocent (maybe after years of preemptive imprisonment and torture) (Bethencourt 1994).

Harding sees the bolsa de Mandinga “as part of the continuing effort to re-order a world fractured by slavery . . they were also an effort in the direction of adjusting the balance of power, of moderating the caprice of the dominant order. The bolsas and other feitiços represented a counterforce” (Harding 2000: 31–32). Since Bastide (1978), it is commonly held that feitiçaria was used by slaves in the Portuguese colonial world as a tool for survival. It is less clear why it is necessary to reduce feitiçaria to a cure of the psychological trauma of slavery, a tool of slave resistance against their masters, or even of cultural resistance in general.

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