Obeahism - definition of obeahism by The Free Dictionary
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1. a kind of sorcery practiced by the black people of Africa, the West Indies, and elsewhere. Also called obi, obism.See also: Magic
2. the wearing of an obeah, a fetish or charm. Also called obi.
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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
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).