Voodoo, Hoodoo and Conjure in African American Literature

Critical Essays

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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

James S. Mellis is an assistant professor of English at Guttman Community College in New York City.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by James S. Mellis
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6962-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3689-4
Imprint: McFarland