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Open Access Shamans, shepherds, scientists, and others in Jamaican fiction

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Shamans, shepherds, scientists, and others in Jamaican fiction

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Study of the evolution of the character of the Obeah practioner in a selection of novels set in Jamaica and written in the late 19th and 20th c. Author relates the changing image of the Obeah practioner to changes in social outlook and demonstrates one way in which literature responds to changing social relationships. Portraits of the Obeah practioner became increasingly complex as fiction was placed in an historical revisionist framework.

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