Curandero recounts stories and anecdotes, seemingly fantastic at times, which form a part of the local collective imagination of Baracoa, Cuba. It includes a detailed a glossary of common ailments and their cures.
This study, the fruit of 30 years of research, is perhaps the only written account of the historical evolution of Baracoan curanderismo from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Curandero is a vital testament of the magic, myths, witchcraft, spiritism, and herbal remedies of the oldest European settlements in Cuba, and for the first time this book is available in English.
Spanish version is sold out see below