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Department of Literatures in English
Ethnic and religious plurality among Yoruba immigrants in Trinidad in the nineteenth century
Identity in the shadow of slavery
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Traces the complex antecedents of Yoruba settlers in Trinidad durng the nineteenth century and examines their religious, geographical and language background. Uses a selection of family histories and historical events to demonstrate the complexity of sub-ethnic identity among Trinidad enslaved and indentured persons who could be called 'Yoruba'. Indicates that individuals had a sense of plural regional origin or allegiance (Ekitiland, Ijesha, Owu, Ota, Abeokuta and Ibadan). Also points to conflicts in religious loyalties and beliefs. A table of Fon vocabulary is included.....