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Friday 14 August, 2020

Fables: The Lagahoo

In modern Trinidad and Tobago, we know of someone called ‘an obeahman’. 

His deeds are never known to be good. Sinister as he is now, he was once known as a Lagahoo or the Devil’s Businessman.  

The Lagahoo’s history dates all the way back to slavery. His deals with the devil worked in the favour of some, but his methods were never legal. 

Historian Gerard Besson tells us the story of the man with the coffin. 

 

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