My good friend, Malcolm Henderson (author of Don’t Kill The Cow Too Quick), has just produced another book that newcomers to Panama will want to read
Its title, Superstition, Pirates, Ghosts and Folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama, tells it all. Malcolm has taken a great deal of time in researching this book, and I recommend it.
I have heard many of the superstitions from Tom McCormack, who has made several presentations on the subject in Chiriquí. The superstitions are not localized to Bocas, and I suspect are universal to most of Panama.
Malcolm has interviewed many native Panamanians and his time spent in Bocas shows.
The book is currently available at Island Traders in Bocas. If anyone in this area would like a copy, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have made arrangements with the author to hold copies in David. You can pick them up when you travel to David.
The price of the book is $9.99.
A Spanish edition is in the works. Watch for an announcement when it is available.