Letter: Crowd-funding offers unique journey into sacred Africa

Dear Sir:

To journey in search of spiritual understanding and a deeper connection with one’s faith is as old as time itself. Each year millions of people travel vast distances hoping to transcend the mundane and ordinary and connect with the extraordinary in places revered as holy.

For those who have faith in the divinity of the Orishas, the preeminent sacred space is the city of Ile Ife in the Oshun state of Nigeria. This city has seen an increase in traffic from across the world – including the Caribbean – in recent times, as more and more devotees make the pilgrimage to West Africa in search of wisdom, direction, and reconnection.

Now, a local civil society body has teamed up with one of Trinidad’s most influential Orisha congregations – Egbe Onisin Eledumare…

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