Duppy Talk: West Indian Tales of Mystery and Magic

Duppy Talk: West Indian Tales of Mystery and Magic


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A unique collection of authentic West Indian ghost stories. The tales feature a shadow-catching obeah man, a Caribbean bush doctor, a magician, a mermaid, and the folklorist Gerald Hausman, who seeks the strange and bizarre in the forests of Jamaica where he is working as a school teacher. The author presents duppies or ghosts in a way that is mysterious, suspenseful, as well as humorous and magical. Whether you're looking for history or just island atmosphere, this book delivers spine-tingling and amusing folklore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970911209
Publisher: Irie Books
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 102
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Gerald Hausmman is the winner of the Aesop Accolade award given by the Children's Section of the American Folklore Society. The author of over 70 books, Mr. Hausman is an accomplished storyteller whose stories "have wide appeal across age and gender lines" according to Booklist. Two films have been made from his stories and one of them, Haunted Caribbean, includes the tales in Duppy Talk.

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