The Conjure Woman

The Conjure Woman Book Details

By Charles Waddell Chesnutt

  • Category: Literary Criticism, Books, Fiction & Literature
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 1899-01-01
  • Author: Charles Waddell Chesnutt
  • Book Ratings: 5/5 (6 User Reviews)
Score Ratings: 5
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The Conjure Woman Overview

Chesnutt was an early pioneer is writing about African American folklore and racial identity. The stories in The Conjure Woman are written in a frame narrative. The outer frame is told by John a white northerner who bought a vineyard in North Carolina after the Civil War. John and his wife listen to stories told by Julius a former slave who works for them. The stories told by Julius are filled with hauntings, transfiguration, and conjurings.

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