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The Conjure-Man Dies : A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem
by Rudolph Fisher




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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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Overview

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-13: 9780472064922
  • ISBN-10: 0472064924
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publish Date: February 1992
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 5.21 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds

Series: Ann Arbor Paperbacks

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