Karina Moret Miranda
Mamolen Dissertation Workshop Alumna 2018
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?