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By Jeffrey E. Anderson Ph.D.

Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are a part of a mysterious global of African American spirituality that has lengthy captured the preferred mind's eye. those magical ideals and practices have figured in literary works through such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed, and so they were critical to varied motion pictures, equivalent to The Skeleton Key. Written for college students and basic readers, this ebook is a handy advent to hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure.

The quantity starts via defining and classifying components of those non secular traditions. It then offers a variety of examples and texts, which illustrate the richness of those ideals and practices. It additionally examines the scholarly reaction to hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure, and it explores the presence of hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure in pop culture. the quantity closes with a thesaurus and bibliography. scholars in social experiences sessions will use this e-book to profit extra approximately African American magical ideals, whereas literature scholars will take pleasure in its exploration of fundamental assets and literary works.

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