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Thursday, October 28, 2004  

Bushnegro

I have just received this email from the political Secretary of an Embassy to the EU. Emphasis all mine

Hope that you are fine. I am not bad myself.
I think the meeting went good yesterday and i am of the opinion that Mr. XXXXX can be of great benefit to us.
Something different i need your help with.
Some organization called DG 21 will oganise some voodoo festival in Afrika. Because of the fact that we have bushnegro´s in XXX they would very much like to participate.
Can you find out 4 me what kind of organisation it is, or maybe a website or emailaddress?
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
Be good

However after a certain amount of research I discover that the term “Bushnegro” is in fact perfectly legit, and is the local name for Maroon. The Maroons were escaped slaves who organised themselves into civil society. The remnants of Maroon or Bushnegros talk a variety of languages today, but primarily a form of English based Creole with a significant proportion of west African words and structure. A perfect example of this is the name given to the tribal chief, who is called the ‘Granman’. From the message I received it seems that they also practice voodoo.

Oh and has anybody any idea about who this group DG21 are?

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