TELL MY HORSE - Zora Neale Hurston, 1st/1st 1938 - Voodoo Haiti Jamaica Zombies
TELL MY HORSE — By Zora Neale Hurston, 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1938 — Voodoo in Haiti, Jamaica, Zombies, Occult
Publisher: J.P. Lippincott and Co. Philadelphia (1938)
An amazing resource, historical guide, and invaluable account by the famous novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. First edition from 1938, in well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for some shelfwear. Slight fading and wear to spine. The pages are crisp and clean. The author describes from first-hand observation and participation the secret societies of Jamaica and Haiti, including Voodoo, by one
who has witnessed the many ceremonies and made friends with the members and
chiefs of the groups. The book offers a detailed study into the specific magic ceremonies and voodoo practices, along with a historical study of the African origins together with a sympathetic angle on the followers. Entering
wholly into the lives of the people, the author had many unique experiences and
gives color to her investigations, with personalities, and stories. 301 pages, with black-and-white photographs and songs.