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The Village of the Water Spirits

The Dreams of African Americans

Michael Ortiz Hill

192 pages
Spring Publications
In researching the patterns black people's dreams about white people, Ortiz Hill dug into the literature of the African worlds that black Americans came out of and found that those worlds were intact in their nightly dreams. Weaving scholarship and interviews with the Shona medicine man Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa, Ortiz Hill offers the recognition that, at the most intimate level, Africa has kept faith with the African-American soul.