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  • She proceeded to say that her step - mother, a woman of the _Popo_ country, above eighty years old, but still hale and active, had _put Obi upon her_, as she had upon those who had lately died; and that the old woman had practised _Obi_ for as many years past as she could remember.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 02

  • "Obi" is short for obeah, a West African form of sorcery in which Jack was thought by most of the slave community, and even by some of the planters themselves, to be an adept.


  • Uh uh Obi is just about getting ready to make Anakin his rapechild (Look at screen)

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  • Obi is unsettling, that is all to the good in the view of all of us who participated.

    Directing Obi in the Year 2000

  • Obi is a revealing touchstone that shows us, if not great art, at least some of the undersides of British and imperialist culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that we have too often overlooked in our studies of "Romanticism."

    Directing Obi in the Year 2000

  • Fundamentally Obi is a morality tale about the meeting of two perceived entitiesthe West and Afro-Caribbean peoples.

    Savage Boundaries

  • The basic story staged in Obi certainly had the potential for offering a radical message.

    Theatrical Forms, Ideological Conflicts, and the Staging of Obi

  • One of the songs interpolated into the melodrama version of Obi is "Opossum up a gum tree," a song which in some of its versions protested slavery and celebrated the cleverness of the oppressed.

    Theatrical Forms, Ideological Conflicts, and the Staging of Obi

  • While in Obi "Possum up a gum tree" is sung by Tuckey rather than Jack, its presence in a vehicle for Aldridge provides

    Theatrical Forms, Ideological Conflicts, and the Staging of Obi

  • The only way to enjoy the pratfalls and silliness of the sentimental comedy around which the story of Obi is woven is to refuse to see that, beneath, behind, around it all, and supporting it all, is the abomination that was black slavery.

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