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Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh

Gillian Richards-Greaves


This book examines how African-Guyanese in New York City participate in the Come to My Kwe-Kwe ritual to facilitate rediasporization, that is, the creation of a newer diaspora from an existing one. Since the fall of 2005, African-Guyanese in New York City have celebrated Come to My Kwe-Kwe (more recently called Kwe-Kwe Night) on the Friday evening before Labor Day. Come to My Kwe-Kwe is a reenactment of a uniquely African-Guyanese pre-wedding ritual called kweh-kweh, and sometimes referred to as karkalay, mayan, kweh-keh, and pele. A typical traditional (wedding-based) kweh-kweh has approximat ... More

Keywords: Guyana, kwe-kwe, migration, diaspora, rediasporization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496831156
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496831156.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian Richards-Greaves, author
Coastal Carolina University