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Kappiri Shrines

One can find several shrines dedicated to the spirits of deceased Africans along the coastal regions of Thrissur and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Shrines for African [ … ]

African Spirits of the Malabar Coast

African memoryscapes in Kerala are preserved through alternative processes of cultural conservation including rituals and beliefs directed towards Kappiri, a spirit who personifies local collective histories. In coastal Kerala one [ … ]