Fragments of bone examines the evolution of these religions as they have been adapted and re contextualized in various new world environments the essays in fragments of bone discuss african religions as forms of resistance and survival in the face of western cultural hegemony and imperialism. Fragments of bone neo african religions in a new world edited by patrick bellegarde smith this collection of writings on african religions in the new world is an avant garde anthology that takes seriously the contemporary substance of african religions in the americas and the caribbean the collection of twelve essays ranges from . The bones of pierre toussaint the first proposed african american catholic saint were disinterred and spread around in the new world in his introduction patrick bellegarde smith suggests the same is true of the religious practices that peoples of african descent and victims of the atlantic slave . Fragments of bone neo african religions in a new world african religions as adapted and recontextualized in various new world environments fragments of bone discusses african religions as forms of resistance and survival in the face of western cultural hegemony and imperialism the collection is unique in presenting the voices of scholars primarily outside of the western tradition speaking . Fragments of bone neo african religions in a new world edited by patrick bellegarde smith university of illinois press 2005 262 pages 2000
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