The Garifuna: A Nation Across Borders
Essays in Social Anthropology
Authors: Alfonso Arrivillaga, E. Roy Cayetano, Marion Cayetano, Byron Foster, Francesca Gargallo, Oliver Greene Jr., Peter Hulme, Gabriel Izard, Mark Moberg, and Joseph O. Palacio
Editor: Joseph O. Palacio
Paperback – 207 pages
2nd Edition – 2009 (1st edition, January 2005)
This overview of the state of Garifuna Studies at the beginning of the 21st century is an impressive collection of essays written by Garifuna and non-Garifuna scholars from throughout the region, with a foreword contributed by renowned social anthropologist, Nigel Bolland., the book covers both historic and contemporary issues including oral history, the origins of the Garinagu, accounts by 16th century French colonizers, spirituality, gender relations, cultural identity, aesthetics, musical traditions and the background leading to UNESCO’s 2001 Proclamation of Garifuna Language, dance and music as a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. This is the first comprehensive collection of essays on the history and culture of the Garinagu.