Title: Forbidden Fruits: The Secret Names of Plants in Caribbean Culture
Author: Renato Tomei; Nick Ceramella (editor)
Description: Inscribed by author on half title page. Covers are rubbed; front cover has heavy corner creasing. Pages are clean; first few pages have some corner creases. Index. xv, 111 pp. 8.25 x 6 inches. Seven copies noted on OCLC (3 in the US: New York Botanical Garden, Princeton, Harvard).
Examination of the lexicography of plants of the Caribbean, varying from country to country, and set in their historical, cultural, as well as a symbolic and ritualistic, context when applicable. Includes material on cannabis and touches a bit on Rastafarian culture. The first volume in the Afro-Caribbean studies series entitled Studies in Contact Languages, Culture and Communication.
Binding: Soft Cover
Publisher: Morlacchi Editore
Place: [Perugia, Italy]
Keywords: Afro-Caribbean, AfroCaribbean, Studies in Contact Languages Culture and Communication, cannabis, marijuana, lexicography, Jamaica, herbs, plants, Creole, nomenclature,
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