Voodoo Feminism Through the Lens of Jewell Parker Rhodes's Voodoo Dreams

  title={Voodoo Feminism Through the Lens of Jewell Parker Rhodes's Voodoo Dreams},
  author={Tara T. Green},
  journal={Women's Studies},
  pages={282 - 302}
  • T. Green
  • Published 14 March 2012
  • Art
  • Women's Studies
The tradition of conjuring is well documented and discussed in African American literary discourse. Marjorie Pryse comments on Alice Walker's professed role in writing The Color Purple (1982), “If there is magic involved in Walker's perception of herself as a medium, it is women's magic, the origins of which are as old as women themselves—and which, in the Black community, has often taken other forms but has also taken literary expression” (2). In his article on Charles Chestnutt's Conjure… 


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