Scholar’s Book Tells of Hoodoo History

In her new book, Mojo Workin’: The Old African-American Hoodoo System (University of Illinois Press, 2012), Katrina Hazzard-Donald tells the true story of the African-American tradition of herbal healing.

“Scholars who write about African traditions in the United States have become concerned over the work that has been done by those who are outsiders to cultural traditions,” says Hazzard-Donald, an associate professor of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice at Rutgers–Camden. “For example, some of the material on African culture and tradition presents premises that are inaccurate. This has happened a lot with hoodoo.”

Read more about Hazzard-Donald’s book here.

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