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Commentary: The Hague Jumbie – By Dave Martins

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We grow up in Guyana, and the Caribbean generally, with this notion of jumbie, soucoyant, ol’ higue, etc. very firmly entrenched. Grownups swear by it, and some will even walk about with some object or liquid to “mek jumbie back off”.  Interestingly, when you’re very young it’s not very much on your radar (being oblivious to many things is a blessed part of youth), but as you get older and you start to hear about these detailed personal encounters with jumbie, usually told with a lot of intensity by “big people”, the belief in spirits, other than the DDL variety, often grows and is taken seriously.          Continue reading