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“ … the white men had some spell or magic … “: A Black Stranger's First Contact with White Men's Magic

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199873579
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949595 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0003
“ … the white men had some spell or magic … “: A Black Stranger's First Contact with White Men's Magic

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Chapter 2 begins to establish the argument about white men and their magic. It focuses on Equiano’s beginning effort to figure himself as “stranger” or outsider who looks at the white dominant world and offers his readers new critical and startling insights into it, including magic as its foundation and framing logic.

Keywords: savage; civilized; fetishism and scriptures; white men’s magic; literacy and power; skills of literacy; white world; scripturalization; John Bunyan; Terrill; Quobna Ottobah Cugoano

Chapter.  10779 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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