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The ethnographic novel 17 numerous that the Saros. This group included many people of the Bahia community. Lagos had a strong Brazilian Yoruba community that, like the Saros, had a powerful impact on the development of the city (Akere, 1987, p. 181). Last and most numerous were the indigenous people of Lagos, denigrated by the other three groups (Aderibigbe, 1985, p. 46; Akere, 1987, p. 181). The returning Brazilians brought much in the way of agricultural expertise (Boadi-Siaw, 1993, pp. 432–3), and they satisfied the city’s needs for artisans and carpenters as well as small businesses (Aderibigbe, 1985, p.

Indeed, only “accurate repetition,” in her view, enables the “authority to 38 Roseanne L. Hoefel speak about the past” (p. 268).

67). She is cognizant of the distance between what Arnold Krupat describes in Ethnocriticism as: epistemological rationalism that valorizes categories like the empirical and material as “real,” and the very different epistemologies of others—ones which, to the Western eye, appear irrationalist, magical, or whatever, but which, indeed, may appear so only because they radically refuse the dualistic and circumferential categories of the West. (1992, p. 26) Remarkably, as Cruikshank respectfully collaborated with these Yukon women for over ten years outside a university framework and from within these elders’ own spaces, she modified her own objectives to accommodate their goals of “legitimizing” “Splendid disciplines” 33 their oral histories by putting them on paper and thus into the school curriculum of succeeding generations (1990, p.

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