Voodoo, Hoodoo and Conjure in African American Literature: Critical Essays (Paperback)James S. Mellis (editor)
Paperback 165 Pages / Published: 30/05/2019
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From the earliest slave narratives to modern fiction by the likes of Colson Whitehead and Jesmyn Ward, African American authors have drawn on African spiritual practices as literary inspiration, and as a way to maintain a connection to Africa. This volume has collected new essays about the multiple ways that African American authors have incorporated Voodoo, Hoodoo and Conjure in their work. Among the authors covered are Frederick Douglass, Shirley Graham, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ntozake Shange, Rudolph Fisher, Jean Toomer, and Ishmael Reed.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 165
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm
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