Host Alice Backer of www.kiskeacity.com welcomes Manbo Dòwòti Désir for her second visit. We discuss her new book Goud Kase Goud as well as Catholic Cardinal Langlois' recent statements on Vodou to the british publication The Guardian.
Dowoti Désir is a Manbo Asogwe and a scholar of Haitian Vodou. She is the Founder and President of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Watch Group (www.ddpawatchgroup.info). She utilizes interfaith exchanges and cultural diplomacy to facilitate better understanding of AfroAtlantic spiritual systems in the global North. She has written extensively about the contemporary and sacred arts of the African Diaspora, its religions and sociopolitical issues impacting the global African community. Her recent book Goud kase goud: Conjuring Memory in Spaces of the AfroAtlantic focuses on the right to memory, the built environment, and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. She is a graduate of Barnard College and has a Master's degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. - See more at: http://www.kiskeacity.com/search?q=dowoti+#sthash.zB9DkSMl.dpuf