Book: Conjure Women


A dazzling debut novel, with echoes of Homegoing and Beloved, that sweeps across eras and generations, bridging the American Civil War, to tell the story of a mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing - and the conjuring of ...

  • Author : Afia Atakora
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 23 February 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525511502

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A dazzling debut novel, with echoes of Homegoing and Beloved, that sweeps across eras and generations, bridging the American Civil War, to tell the story of a mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing - and the conjuring of curses.

Book: Conjure Women


"Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life.

  • Author : Afia Atakora
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 26 October 2021
  • Category: African Americans
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525511489

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"Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother's footsteps as a midwife; and their master's daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom."--Publisher's description.

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This powerful tale of moral ambiguity amid inarguable injustice stands with Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “An engrossing debut . . . Atakora structures a plot with plenty of satisfying twists.

  • Author : Afia Atakora
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 07 April 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 13 : 9780525511496

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A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • NPR • Parade • Book Riot • PopMatters “Lush, irresistible . . . It took me into the hearts of women I could otherwise never know. I was transported.”—Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of White Houses and Away Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom. Magnificently written, brilliantly researched, richly imagined, Conjure Women moves back and forth in time to tell the haunting story of Rue, Varina, and May Belle, their passions and friendships, and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they love. Praise for Conjure Women “[A] haunting, promising debut . . . Through complex characters and bewitching prose, Atakora offers a stirring portrait of the power conferred between the enslaved women. This powerful tale of moral ambiguity amid inarguable injustice stands with Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “An engrossing debut . . . Atakora structures a plot with plenty of satisfying twists. Life in the immediate aftermath of slavery is powerfully rendered in this impressive first novel.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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A Stylist Best Book of 2020 You’re free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past? A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton

  • Author : Afia Atakora
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 07 April 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780008293932

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A Stylist Best Book of 2020 You’re free to decide your future. But how do you escape the ghosts of the past? A stunning debut novel with echoes of Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Book: The Conjure Woman


  • Author : Charles Waddell Chesnutt
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 26 October 2021
  • Category: African Americans
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 13 : IND:30000105000149

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Book: Conjuring Moments in African American Literature


This book engages the ways African American authors have shifted, recycled, and reinvented the conjure woman in fiction.

  • Author : K. Samuel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 27 December 2012
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 13 : 9781137336811

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Conjuring Moments in African American Literature Book Summary :

This book engages the ways African American authors have shifted, recycled, and reinvented the conjure woman in fiction. Kameelah Martin Samuel traces her presence and function in twentieth-century literature through historical records, oral histories, blues music, and collections of African American folklore.

Book: Dark Ladies


"Our Lady of Darkness - Middle-aged San Francisco horror writer Franz Westen is rediscovering ordinary live following a long alcoholic binge.

  • Author : Fritz Leiber
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 12 October 1999
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 031286972X

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"Our Lady of Darkness - Middle-aged San Francisco horror writer Franz Westen is rediscovering ordinary live following a long alcoholic binge. Then one day, peering at his apartment window from atop a nearby hill, he sees a pale, brown thing lean out his window...and wave."--BOOK JACKET.

Book: The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales


This edition reassembles for the first time all of Chesnutt's work in the conjure tale genre, the entire imaginative feat of which the published Conjure Woman forms a part.

  • Author : Charles Waddell Chesnutt
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 26 October 1993
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 13 : 0822313871

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The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales Book Summary :

The stories in The Conjure Woman were Charles W. Chesnutt's first great literary success, and since their initial publication in 1899 they have come to be seen as some of the most remarkable works of African American literature from the Emancipation through the Harlem Renaissance. Lesser known, though, is that the The Conjure Woman, as first published by Houghton Mifflin, was not wholly Chesnutt's creation but a work shaped and selected by his editors. This edition reassembles for the first time all of Chesnutt's work in the conjure tale genre, the entire imaginative feat of which the published Conjure Woman forms a part. It allows the reader to see how the original volume was created, how an African American author negotiated with the tastes of the dominant literary culture of the late nineteenth century, and how that culture both promoted and delimited his work. In the tradition of Uncle Remus, the conjure tale listens in on a poor black southerner, speaking strong dialect, as he recounts a local incident to a transplanted northerner for the northerner's enlightenment and edification. But in Chesnutt's hands the tradition is transformed. No longer a reactionary flight of nostalgia for the antebellum South, the stories in this book celebrate and at the same time question the folk culture they so pungently portray, and ultimately convey the pleasures and anxieties of a world in transition. Written in the late nineteenth century, a time of enormous growth and change for a country only recently reunited in peace, these stories act as the uneasy meeting ground for the culture of northern capitalism, professionalism, and Christianity and the underdeveloped southern economy, a kind of colonial Third World whose power is manifest in life charms, magic spells, and ha'nts, all embodied by the ruling figure of the conjure woman. Humorous, heart-breaking, lyrical, and wise, these stories make clear why the fiction of Charles W. Chesnutt has continued to captivate audiences fo

Book: Conjuring


This collection of essays explains the emergence of black women novelists in contemporary American literature and the cultural and personal influences that made it possible for them to find their literary authority.

  • Author : Marjorie Pryse
  • Publisher : Everywoman: Studies in History
  • Release : 26 October 1985
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015058014039

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This collection of essays explains the emergence of black women novelists in contemporary American literature and the cultural and personal influences that made it possible for them to find their literary authority. Beginning with the 19th century origins of the tradition--the autobiographical writings and slave narratives--the volume discusses individual writers such as Pauline Hopkins, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Ann Petry and Octavia Butler; the aggregate significance of fiction by black women; and their influence on each other. Novels examined include Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters, Ann Petry's The Street, and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. ISBN 0-253-31407-0 : $29.95; ISBN 0-253-20360-0 (pbk.) : $10.95.

Book: Tales of Conjure and The Color Line


Ten wonderful stories by pioneer of African-American fiction: "The Goophered Grapevine," "Po' Sandy," "Sis' Becky's Pickaninny," "The Wife of His Youth," "Dave's Neckliss," "The Passing of Grandison," more. Witty, charming, insightful.

  • Author : Charles Waddell Chesnutt
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 05 March 2012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 13 : 9780486114293

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Ten wonderful stories by pioneer of African-American fiction: "The Goophered Grapevine," "Po' Sandy," "Sis' Becky's Pickaninny," "The Wife of His Youth," "Dave's Neckliss," "The Passing of Grandison," more. Witty, charming, insightful.

Book: The Conjure Woman


Some years ago my wife was in poor health, and our family doctor, in whose skill and honesty I had implicit confidence, advised a change of climate.

  • Author : Charles W Chesnutt
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 24 August 2020
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 13 : 9798677046629

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Some years ago my wife was in poor health, and our family doctor, in whose skill and honesty I had implicit confidence, advised a change of climate. I shared, from an unprofessional standpoint, his opinion that the raw winds, the chill rains, and the violent changes of temperature that characterized the winters in the region of the Great Lakes tended to aggravate my wife's difficulty, and would undoubtedly shorten her life if she remained exposed to them. The doctor's advice was that we seek, not a temporary place of sojourn, but a permanent residence, in a warmer and more equable climate. I was engaged at the time in grape-culture in northern Ohio, and, as I liked the business and had given it much study, I decided to look for some other locality suitable for carrying it on. I thought of sunny France, of sleepy Spain, of Southern California, but there were objections to them all. It occurred to me that I might find what I wanted in some one of our own Southern States. It was a sufficient time after the war for conditions in the South to have become somewhat settled; and I was enough of a pioneer to start a new industry, if I could not find a place where grape-culture had been tried. I wrote to a cousin who had gone into the turpentine business in central North Carolina...