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Blue Roots African-American Folk Magic of the Gullah People

ISBN-10: 0878441689
ISBN-13: 9780878441686
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: Roger Pinckney
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Description: On the coast of South Carolina, descendants of former slaves still live in communities that retain the language & beliefs of the slave days. Folklorists & linguists identify them as "Gullah." Prominent among Gullah culture is the belief in  More...

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List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Sandlapper Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

On the coast of South Carolina, descendants of former slaves still live in communities that retain the language & beliefs of the slave days. Folklorists & linguists identify them as "Gullah." Prominent among Gullah culture is the belief in herbalism, spiritualism & black magic. Known elsewhere as "voodoo" or "santia," the Gullah call their brand of magic "the root."Raised in the heart of Gullah country, author Roger Pinckney provides an inside look at the history, practices & people that make up this colorful American subculture. Meet Drs. Bug, Fly, Crow & the infamous Dr. Buzzard, professional root doctors who can administer a root (or charm) to bring you money, help you find love, or cure what ails you. You may even want to hire them to give your enemy the 'evil eye." This book is a fast-reading conversational narrative full of haunts, hags, spells & hexes, the dreaded spirit called the Plateye, & the tales of root doctors themselves.

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