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Cecil Brown : voodoo spellbinder and novelist

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Program Title:
Cecil Brown : voodoo spellbinder and novelist
PRA Archive #: 
BB2810
Description: 

Cecil Brown, member of the U.C. Berkeley English Department faculty and author, talks with Elanor Sully about the Voodoo (also called Hoodoo) tradition of Black art and religion in relation to his own work. He has a PhD in African American Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.He talks about his new best-selling novel "The Life and Love of Mr. Jiveass Nigger" which is about a character, named George Washington, who tells lies but is on a search for identity. He is going to Copenhagen and goes through a number of experiences, then returns to the United States. His other books include "Days Without Weather", "Stagolee Shot Billy", "Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?", and his autobiography, "Coming Up Down Home". KPFA, 18 May 1970.

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Date Recorded on: 
1970-03-18
Date Broadcast on: 
1970-05-18
Item duration: 
00:37:26
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Interviewer
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Role: 
Guest
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1970.
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