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Voodoo Book Pins Cuba Haiti DR
The official recalled that the valuable text by authors Joel James, Jose Millet and Alexis Alarcon, was first published in 1992 by the Dominican Center of Studies in Education and later by the Oriente publishing house, which has brought it out again.

He emphasized the volume was a revelation of Cuban social sciences and studies of Caribbean culture after years of anthropological research and investigative work on the subject of which there were few references by the scholar Fernando Ortiz.

Verges pointed out that this investigation opened a venue for other studies by scholarly teams in the eastern to the central territory and province of Ciego de Avila, placing a scientific view of the amount of first hand information obtained by the followers of that religion.

Since then, he added, a dialogue was opened between the followers of voodoo and the rest of national culture.

The characterization of voodoo practiced in Cuba, the comparison with Haiti and the Dominican Republic and its definition that classifies it as revered by families, their distribution in the eastern half of the country and a vocabulary of terms were some of the contributions of the book highlighted by Verges.


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