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Hoodoo Voodoo And Conjure A Handbook

Author: Jeffrey E. Anderson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313342229
Size: 62.64 MB
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Hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure are part of a mysterious world of African American spirituality that has long captured the popular imagination. These magical beliefs and practices have figured in literary works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Ishmael Reed, and they have been central to numerous films, such as The Skeleton Key. Written for students and general readers, this book is a convenient introduction to hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure. The volume begins by defining and classifying elements of these spiritual traditions. It then provides a wide range of examples and texts, which illustrate the richness of these beliefs and practices. It also examines the scholarly response to hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure, and it explores the presence of hoodoo, voodoo, and conjure in popular culture. The volume closes with a glossary and bibliography. Students in social studies classes will use this book to learn more about African American magical beliefs, while literature students will enjoy its exploration of primary sources and literary works.

Israel S Poetry Of Resistance

Author: Hugh Page
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 0800663349
Size: 78.19 MB
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Noting that Israel's earliest responses to earth-shaking changes were cast in the powerfully expressive language of poetry, Hugh R. Page Jr. argues that the careful collection and preservation of these traditions was an act of resistance, a communal no to the forces of despair and a yes to the creative power of the Spirit. Further, Page argues, the power of these poems to craft and shape a future for a people who had suffered acute displacement and marginalization offers a rich spiritual repertoire for Africana peoples today, and for all who find themselves perennially outside the social or political mainstream.

The Voodoo Encyclopedia Magic Ritual And Religion

Author: Jeffrey E. Anderson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692098
Size: 16.72 MB
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This compelling reference work introduces the religions of Voodoo, a onetime faith of the Mississippi River Valley, and Vodou, a Haitian faith with millions of adherents today. • Addresses both Vodou and Voodoo • Situates the religions both religiously and historically • Examines the African contributions to the faiths on a regional basis • Introduces important gods and ceremonies

Then We Ll Sing A New Song

Author: Mary Ann Clark
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442208813
Size: 63.17 MB
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This book tells the often-unrecognized, but important, story of how African religions have shaped faith in America. Mary Ann Clark explores the cultures of three African kingdoms that contributed significant numbers of their population to the Atlantic slave trade, then examines how each may have influenced contemporary American beliefs and culture.