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Book Title: Santeria: An African Religion in America|
The author of the book: Joseph M. Murphy
ISBN 13: 9780807010150
Edition: A Beacon Press
Date of issue: December 28th 1997
Format files: PDF
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An overview of Santeria and it's Yoruba roots for the uninitiated, this book is divided into several sections that make the understanding of the theme easier.
There's a section on the African roots of the religion, and the cultural and social environment that sustained that way of worship. There's another section on Cuba, and how the religion had to change as the cultural and social environment changed as once-free men were brought to the country as slaves and 'converted' to Catholicism. There's then a section on the move to the US, how everything changes again, and a lot is told by the authors anecdotes.
The analysis of the book on how and why the religion survived and mutated is very interesting, how Catholicism and African culture had an uncomfortable marriage that has been easing over the years. This is a very respectful book, and very informative, it makes a lot of emphasis on understanding the cultural circumstances that make Santeria what it is and why it is different from other African/Catholic Latin American religions like Haitian Voodoo or Brazilian Candomble.
Definitely a very interesting look into Santeria, and it has a very good bibliography to look further into the themes. Only thing I wish this book had had a bit more of, though I guess that would be material for another book entirely, were Orisha stories and myths, as I feel like I barely got to know the Orishas through this book.
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