Karina Moret Miranda

Karina Moret Miranda

Mamolen Dissertation Workshop Alumna 2018
Karo Moret
Incorporating the Averse. 
Racial and hermeneutical integration in Ekpe and Abakuá fraternities until the first half of XXth.
I aim to unveil how similar social-political processes like racial integration, devotional practices,  rituals, iconography and non-African beliefs appropriations appear in the different scenarios of Cross River, South Nigeria, and Western Cuba. To achieve this aim, the following questions will be investigated: Why did Europeans want to be initiated in Ekpe? Why white Cubans wanted to be initiated in Abakuá? Could Ekpe have applied a non-racism policy if the evangelization of the missioners had not been prevented by the hermeticism of the fraternity?