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The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)

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Synopsis:

The first known mystery written by an African-American, set in 1930s Harlem

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1932, this book is the first known mystery novel written by an African-American. Rudolph Fisher, one of the principal writers of the Harlem Renaissance, becomes a 'conjure-man', a fortune teller, a mysterious figure who remains shrouded in darkness while his clients sit directly across from him, singly bathed in light. It is in this configuration that one of these seekers of the revelation of fate discovers he is speaking to a dead man.

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ISBN:
9780472064922
Author:
Fisher, Rudolph
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Ann Arbor Paperbacks
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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The first known mystery written by an African-American, set in 1930s Harlem

"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1932, this book is the first known mystery novel written by an African-American. Rudolph Fisher, one of the principal writers of the Harlem Renaissance, becomes a 'conjure-man', a fortune teller, a mysterious figure who remains shrouded in darkness while his clients sit directly across from him, singly bathed in light. It is in this configuration that one of these seekers of the revelation of fate discovers he is speaking to a dead man.
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