Spells, Spirits and Charms in the Harlem Renaissance

“This article analyzes specific examples of magic found in two major artistic outlets of the Harlem Renaissance, jazz and literature. Characters use voodoo and hoodoo to seek power and revenge, control the supposed stronger party, and give meaning to seemingly insignificant occurrences, thus offering a way for the artists of the Harlem Renaissance to control their own lives and black aesthetic achievement.”

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