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African Religious Influences on Three Black Women Novelists

The Aesthetics of Vodun, Zora Neale Hurston, Simone Schwartz-bart, and Paule Marshall

by Maria T. Smith

  • 156 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Edwin Mellen Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers,
  • Nonfiction,
  • American - African American,
  • Women Authors,
  • Literary Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8077647M
    ISBN 100773455280
    ISBN 109780773455283

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