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Magic Island by W. B. Seabrook

Magic Island (edition 2003)

by W. B. Seabrook

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Title:Magic Island
Authors:W. B. Seabrook
Info:Kessinger Publishing (2003), Paperback, 404 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Cultural Specific or Specific Pathways: Vodoun/Hoodoo

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The Magic Island by William Seabrook



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This is a really good book if you are in to travel literature type stuff. The book covers a long trip to Haiti by Mr. Seabrook and his various adventures upon the island. In the first part of the book you get alot of good first had account of voodoo rituals and songs. In the second major part of the book you get the rest of his adventures throughout the island with a variety of people American and Haitian with stories which cover politics, history, and just everyday life. Nothing in the book is boring and kept me coming back for another round of reading. He makes a great many keen observations within the book which are worth the reading all for themselves alone. ( )
  Loptsson | Feb 26, 2010 |
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This fascinating book, first published in 1929, offers firsthand accounts of Haitian voodoo and witchcraft rituals. Journalist and adventurer William Seabrook introduced the concept of the walking dead ? zombies ? to the West with his illustrated travelogue. He relates his experiences with the voodoo priestess who initiated him into the religion's rituals, from soul transference to resurrection. In addition to twenty evocative line drawings by Alexander King, this edition features a new Foreword by cartoonist and graphic novelist Joe Ollmann, a new Introduction by George A. Romero, legendary director of Night of the Living Dead, and a new Afterword by Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society.… (more)

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