I was pleased to read an honest and engaging review of the two fantastic books on Haitian Vodou that my dear friend Dr. Nixon Shaba-lom Cleophat and I coedited:
“Celucien L. Joseph & Nixon S. Cleophat (eds.), Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Hatian Imagination. Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2016. xx + 228 pp. (Cloth US$ 90.00) — Celucien L. Joseph & Nixon S. Cleophat (eds.), Vodou in the Haitian Experience: A Black Atlantic Perspective. Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2016. xii + 276 pp. (Cloth US$ 95.00)” by Alessandra Benedicty (Thank you, Dr. Benedicty!)
***Dr. Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken has written perhaps the most theoretical and sophisticated work on Haitian Vodou in the past two years, with a special focus on the experience of trance or spirit possession in Vodou:
“Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thought: An Intellectual History” (Lexington Books (November 12, 2014).
Click on the link below to read the review: