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At home with a prospector in French Guiana: a sketch

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Author(s): Michele Baj Strobel

Journal: Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
ISSN 0028-9930

Volume: 63;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 223;
Date: 1989;
Original page

Keywords: French Guiana | Maroons | Amerindians | Creoles | social conditions

ABSTRACT
Author describes the life of Derik Pinel, a St Lucian Creole who lives in French Guiana. Pinel is one of Guiana's last gold propectors at the Maroni River basin. This river is inhabited by three populations -Creoles, Maroons, and Amerindians- who share the same natural environment but each one's way of life is distinctive.
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