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[...] he seems unaware of the small, but important Wolof Catholic community in Senegal (p. 102). Since much of his analysis of Mandinka male initiation rituals comes from the writings of Father Doutrmepuich,2 he might have contextualized this priest more carefully as one who took a hard line in terms of toleration of indigenous religions, and who advocated the suppression of the prophetic movement led by a Diola woman, Alinesitou Diatta, in 1943.
Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal Robert M Baum The International Journal of African Historical Studies; 2010; 43, 1; Docstoc pg. 183 Reproduced with
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