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Conjure women : a novel

Author: Afia Atakora
Publisher: New York : Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Like her mother, Rue is an all-knowing midwife, healer, and conjurer of curses on the plantation of Marse Charles. Moving back and forth in time between the years before and after the Civil War, this novel tells the story of Rue, the families she cares for, and the mysteries and secrets she knows about the plantation owner's daughter, Varina. At the heart of this story is the intimate bonds and transgressions among  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Afia Atakora
ISBN: 9780525511489 0525511482
OCLC Number: 1096231372
Description: 400 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Afia Atakora.

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"Like her mother, Rue is an all-knowing midwife, healer, and conjurer of curses on the plantation of Marse Charles. Moving back and forth in time between the years before and after the Civil War, this novel tells the story of Rue, the families she cares for, and the mysteries and secrets she knows about the plantation owner's daughter, Varina. At the heart of this story is the intimate bonds and transgressions among people and across racial divides, during both slavery time and freedom time."--Publisher.

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