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Obi, or, The history of Three-fingered Jack

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Earle,William (Author), Aravamudan,Srinivas (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2005
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9781551116693
Published:
Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press
ISBN:
1551116693
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Fiction, Slavery, Mansong, Jack, d. 1781
Notes:
255 p, "Three-fingered Jack," the protagonist of this 1800 novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or "obi"--P.[4] of cover