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When Zora Neale Hurston Studied Zombies in Haiti

Zora Neale Hurston’s 1930s study of Haitian voodoo culture showed her a new category between life and death

Illustration: Nathalie Jolivert

WWhen Zora Neale Hurston stepped ashore in Port-au-Prince, in September 1936, Haiti was in the middle of what local officials were calling its second independence. Since an armed revolution in 1791, which…

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Charles King

Charles King

Charles King is the author of seven books, including GODS OF THE UPPER AIR. He is a professor of international affairs and government at Georgetown University.

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