The messenger of the gods : Exu in Afro-Brazilian religions -- The spirits of darkness : Exu and Pombagira in Umbanda -- The religious continuum -- Reorganizing sacred space -- Contesting power -- Exu and the anthropologists -- In search of lost origins -- Which Africa? which tradition?
<DIV>Analyzes the politics of the "Africanness" of Afro-Brazilian religion, focusing on the conflicts and interplay between academics and practitioners over the past century.</div>
Includes bibliographical references and index
English translation of the French text: La quête de l'Afrique dans la Candomblé : pouvoir et tradition au Brésil. Published, Paris: Karthala, 1999