"Brown weaves together fictional, biographical, and ethnological narratives into a moving account of the life of a Vodou community and its leader, Mama Lola. This book belies the stereotypes that still distort the image of this ancient religion in the academic as well as the popular mind."--Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University "An eloquent contribution to the emerging feminist paradigm of scholarship as engaged, embodied, and life-affirming."--Carol P. Christ, author ofLaughter of Aphrodite "A riveting narrative, rich in detail. Karen Brown brings a rare, well-informed regard to her interpretation of Haitian religious life."--Lawrence E. Sullivan, author ofIcanchu's Drum: An Orientation to the Meaning of South American ReligionsBrown, Karen McCarthy is the author of 'Mama Lola A Voodoo Priestess in Brooklyn', published 1991 under ISBN 9780520077805 and ISBN 0520077806.