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Conjuring moments in African American literature : women, spirit work, and other such hoodoo

Author: Kameelah L Martin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book engages the ways African American authors have shifted, recycled, and reinvented the conjure woman in fiction. The conjure woman is arguably one of the most adept agents of mobility, resistance, and self-determination in the realm of African American womanhood and Kameelah Martin Samuel traces her presence and function in twentieth-century literature through historical records, oral histories, blues
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kameelah L Martin
ISBN: 9781137270474 1137270470
OCLC Number: 798615495
Description: viii, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 'Thou Shall Not Suffer a Witch to Live': Women and Spirit Work --
From Farce to Folk Hero; or a Twentieth-Century Revival of the Conjure Woman --
Troubling the Water: Conjure and Christ --
Of Blues Narratives and Conjure Magic: A Symbiotic Dialectic --
Coda: "Literature and Hoodoo ... Tools for Shaping the Soul."
Responsibility: Kameelah L. Martin.
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