Gang Gang Sarah

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According to the folklore of Trinidad and Tobago, Gang Gang Sarah. is an African witch who was blown off course to Tobago on a strong wind and landed in the village of Les Coteaux. She chose to stay for a while to search for her family. but when at last she decided to go home found that she had lost the power of flight because she had eaten salt during her stay in Golden Lane, Tobago. She became the wife of Tom. She lived to a great age and is remembered for her kindness.[1]


This story functions as a myth dealing with the history of slavery in the Caribbean : « Gang Gang Sara's story speaks of the wish to return to Africa and of the impossibility of return. Sara's body has absorbed the salt of Tobago, a transformative experience that ties her to the Caribbean and provides her with a changed identity. »[2]


  1. ^ Courtesy The Heritage Library via the Trinidad Guardian
  2. ^ Postcolonialism & autobiography : Michelle Cliff, David Dabydeen, Opal Palmer Adisa. Cliff, Michelle., Dabydeen, David., Adisa, Opal Palmer, 1954-, Hornung, Alfred., Ruhe, Ernstpeter. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 1998. p. 99. ISBN 9042006854. OCLC 42037547.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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