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dc.contributor.authorBringi, Sheela
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dc.date.created2011-11-14 11:36
dc.date.issued2005-04-01
dc.identifieroai:digitalcollections.sit.edu:isp_collection-1478
dc.identifierhttp://digitalcollections.sit.edu/isp_collection/465
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/529453
dc.description.abstractThis study follows the trail of Oyá, a black feminine Orixá, or goddess, within the Afro-Brazilian spiritual tradition of Candomblé, through her elemental forces as the winds, storms, tornadoes, the river Niger, and buffalo. I unearth the influence of Oyá on the lives of three black female followers as she is manifested in the world as a black woman, a mother, a warrior and a lover. I interviewed three black followers of Oyá and found that she is primarily a motherly force which provides protection, guidance and security for her followers. As a warrior, her energy inspires perseverance, determination, and self-protection. As a lover, Oyá expresses her values of autonomy and independence, sexual freedom, and she dislocates the traditional roles of women and men. I found that a psycho-spiritual investment in Oyá foregrounds a transformed lived reality for the women in this study: Oyá prepares her women followers to live in an unstable, unpredictable, harsh world, and expands the space for them to be black women in the world.
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dc.subjectand Social Justice
dc.subjectBrazil: Culture
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectWomen's Studies
dc.subjectReligious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.titleAs Filhas de Oyá: Warriors in the Eye of the Storm
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