Conjure Women

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By Afia Atakora

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The woods conceal potent herbs, trickster foxes, and chilling secrets in this American Gothic portrayal of the role of folk medicine on American plantations in the antebellum period and immediately following the Civil War. The book follows a medicine woman born into slavery named Rue, whose inherited knowledge of hoodoo opens up opportunities to influence the complex power structure of the plantation, as well as accusations of consorting with the devil. Atakora's mastery of symbolism, complex characters, and a lusciously ominous ambiance make for an unsettling, compelling, and ultimately incredibly satisfying read.

Content Warnings: Physical and psychological violence against Black people, sexual violence, birth, miscarriage, abortion, and addiction.

Esmé, Firestorm Collective member

Product Details

Paperback
416 pages
ISBN
9780525511502
Publisher
Random House Trade Paperbacks (2/23/21)
Dimensions
5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
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bipoc representation, black protagonist, historical fiction

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