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Description - Santeria Stories by Luis Manuel Nunez

For his new book, Nunez collected the ancient stories told in Santeria, a widely practiced religion resulting from the syncretism of Western African Yoruba religion and Catholicism. These stories speak about the actions and conflicts of the divine ancestors of the Yoruba slaves of Nigeria and have been retold for centuries by native-born Africans and their Cuban-born descendants during their sacred and secular dances, carnivals, and festivals throughout the Spanish and Portuguese colonies."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780882145679
ISBN-10: 0882145673
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Spring Publications,U.S.
Publisher: Spring Publications,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Luis Manuel Nunez

Although Luis M. Nunez lived in Cuba until age ten, "The American educational system proved to be very effective." He found his parents' beliefs merely quaint. Marriage to a Cuban woman revived his heritage, leading to Santeria: A Practical Guide to Afro-Caribbean Magic, also published by Spring Publications.