Obeah is a kind of spiritual healing, rooted in deep knowledge of tropical plants and herbal medicines (or potions). Originating with the Ashanti people, obeah was particularly popular in the New World as both a form of care and as a means of resistance against white enslavers. Though Tituba does not identify as an obeah woman, such women and men were tremendously respected in Caribbean communities—indeed, it was believed they could make themselves and others immortal.
Obeah Term Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
The timeline below shows where the term Obeah appears in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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