Tell My Horse

Tell My Horse

Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica

Book - 2009 | 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
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Based on acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica--where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer during her visits in the 1930s--Tell My Horse is a fascinating firsthand account of the mysteries of Voodoo. An invaluable resource and remarkable guide to Voodoo practices, rituals, and beliefs, it is a travelogue into a dark, mystical world that offers a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies, customs, and superstitions.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
ISBN: 9780061695131
0061695130
Branch Call Number: 299.675 H966
Characteristics: viii, 311, 16 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gates, Henry Louis Jr.

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Al6Hameed
Jul 19, 2015

Zora was in Jamaica and Haiti in 1937. Her research is irrefutable. She describes the life and culture of the Africans in Jamaica. The Jamaican African's culture differs from the American Africans. The women are looked upon differently in both cultures. The differences are interesting. Haiti is interesting and intriguing. Voodoo and the other customs are compelling. Whatever your view of voodoo is, Zora will fill any voids. I learned a lot about the diaspora.

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Dec 11, 2015

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