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The Resource Conjure women, Afia Atakora

Conjure women, Afia Atakora

Label
Conjure women
Title
Conjure women
Statement of responsibility
Afia Atakora
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The pale-skinned, black-eyed baby is a bad omen. That's one thing the people on the old plantation are sure of. The other is that Miss Rue - midwife, healer, crafter of curses - will know what to do. But for once Rue doesn't know. Times have changed since her mother Miss May Belle held the power to influence the life and death of her fellow slaves. Freedom has come. The master's Big House lies in ruins. But this new world brings new dangers, and Rue's old magic may be no match for them. When sickness sweeps across her tight-knit community, Rue finds herself the focus of suspicion. What secrets does she keep amidst the charred remains of the Big House? Which spells has she conjured to threaten their children? And why is she so wary of the charismatic preacher man who promises to save them all? Rue understands fear. It has shaped her life and her mother's before her. And now she knows she must face her fears ? and her ghosts ? to find a new way forward for herself and her people
Summary
A midwife and conjurer of curses reflects on her life before and after the Civil War, her relationships with the families she serves and the secrets she has learned about a plantation owner's daughter
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10848593
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Atakora, Afia
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Midwives
  • Female friendship
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Conjure women, Afia Atakora
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067007816
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780008293925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1149151996
Label
Conjure women, Afia Atakora
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067007816
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780008293925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1149151996

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