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The magic island

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Seabrook,William (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2008
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780766159082
Published:
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co
ISBN:
0766159086
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Social life and customs, Haiti, Religion, Voodoo, Magic and witchcraft
Notes:
336 p., "The author's West Indian mail boat lay at anchor in a tropical green gulf. At the water's edge, lit by sunset, sprawled the town of Cap Haitien. Among the modern structures were the wrecked mansions of the 16th century French colonials who imported slaves from Africa and made Haiti the richest colony in the western hemisphere. In the ruins was the palace built for Pauline Bonaparte when Napoleon sent his brother-in-law with an imperial army to do battle with slaves who had won their freedom. All this was panoramic as they lay at anchor, but as night fell, it faded to vagueness and disappeared. Only the jungle mountains remained, dark, mysterious; and from their slopes came presently far across the water the steady boom of Voodoo drums." Originally publication: Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, 1929.