Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal by ProQuest


[...] 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.

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