jumbie

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jumbie

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jumby

n, pl -bies
a ghost
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Based on the myths of West Africa and the Caribbean, Tracey Baptiste's Rise of the Jumbies is an engaging story full of danger and discovery.
Favorite Books: The Jumbies, by Tracey Baptiste; Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson; Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson; The Secret Tree, by Natalie Standiford; lots of fiction written by girls on NMG
The bush and bull masqueraders are frequently accompanied by handlers with whips, while Mocko Jumbies themselves often carry whips.
And chocolate-hued Irmella continued to not do windows but did warn the children about the haints and jumbies who hid in their closets.
e group, known as the Touch d Sky Moko Jumbies, started when Alan Vaughan, director of the Prometheus Foundation - a local organisation work-work ing with marginalised children - went to work in Trinidad.
Sus creaciones son ejemplos de mestizaje cultural, tradiciones y formas de vida de muy diversos ambitos, en las que conviven e interactuan con la autora, por ejemplo, los Zancudos de Zaachila, pueblo de la costa chica de Oaxaca, en Mexico; los Moko Jumbies de la isla de Trinidad, en el Caribe; y los bailarines en zancos de Brooklyn, obra que Laura desarrollo en paralelo al movimiento Ocupa Wall Street de Nueva York, en el ano 2011.
For the Davis family, the 4th of July means elaborate costumes, steel-pan bands and stilt-walking mocko jumbies.
Transported to the Americas, vodoun took root in Caribbean slave culture, mating with indigenous religions to spawn zombies, zumbies, jumbies, and duppies and spreading northward to the continent.
Having grown up in the West Indies, I know better than to make light of ghosts, or what are known in the Caribbean as duppies, rolling calves, soucouyants, zombies and jumbies.
In this landscape of memory, doing battle with superhuman elementals and "molding giant megafauna down to their present size" (Bruchac 61) are the tasks of earthshapers and transformers; fossils of megafauna extinct species, Pokumtuck giant beaver stories, and Great Lakes Anishinaabe transformers such as "Naanabozho" mirror New Half-Way Tree's huge dinosaur-like mako jumbies and the heroic non-human douen who defeat them in battle.
Stefan Falke's gorgeous photos in MOKO JUMBIES (0972766138, $65.
The 136-page book features 110 color photos and historical illustrations as well as stories of jumbies (spirits) and folklore, botanical and historical information, and the practical uses of 39 big tree species.