obeahism


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obeahism

1. a kind of sorcery practiced by the black people of Africa, the West Indies, and elsewhere. Also called obi, obism.
2. the wearing of an obeah, a fetish or charm. Also called obi.
See also: Magic
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Mma Alli as Homer, contest Eurocentric ideological frameworks by asserting an African identity, positioning Africa as motherland, and adhering to Obeahism and Myalism.
He notes that "both Thomas and Froude shared a common suspicion of Haitian vodun and other primitive manifestations which signified for them a 'relapse into obeahism, devil-worship and children-eating'.
29) Similar concerns about recent British West Indian arrivals arose in the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, where Moravian missionaries complained of the reintroduction of obeahism into the community, which hindered their work (Gordon 1998:67).