Alencastro, Luiz Felipe de.
Lexie Cook is a PhD Candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her dissertation--Aesthetics of Bad Faith: from Iberian Magic to African Fetishim--is a material and conceptual history of the problem of the fetish, that maps its refashioning and creolization from a medieval Iberian discourse of sorcery—hechicería in Spanish and feitiçaria in Portuguese—along the trade routes of the Iberian Atlantic.
Repetition of inquiry is useless where there is lack of information…What can be said when a conspiracy of silence is the only response to inquiry? Manuel Álvares, Etiópia Menor, c.