When the Devil Knocks: The Congo Tradition and the Politics of Blackness in Twentieth-Century Panama by Renée Alexander Craft

Jerry Scruggs

Abstract


When the Devil Knocks provides an insightful view into the Congo tradition (s) that coincides with Carnival in Portobelo, Panama and surrounding Atlantic-based Afro-Colonial Panamanian communities. Reminiscent of the Peruvian ethnography Yo soy negro due to its Afro-diasporic focus, Renée Alexander Craft demonstrates an exhaustive maneuvering of knowledge pertaining to a nuanced understanding of blackness in contemporary Panama.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32855/palara.2017.006

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