God, Dr. Buzzard, And The Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks About Life On Sapelo Island.

By: BAILEY, CORNELIA WITH CHRISTENA, BLEDSOE.

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In this beautiful cultural memoir, Sapelo Island native Cornelia Walker Bailey tells the fascinating history of her remarkable and threatened Georgia homeland. Off the coast of Georgia, a small close-knit community of African-Americans traces their lineage to enslaved West Africans. Living on a barrier island in almost total isolation, the people of Sapelo have been able to do what most others could not: They have preserved many of the folkways of their forebears in West Africa, believing in "signs and spirits and all kinds of magic." Cornelia Walker Bailey, a direct descendant of Bilali, the most famous and powerful enslaved African to inhabit the islan, is the keeper of cultural secrets and the sage of Sapelo. In words that are pooetic and straight to the point, she tells the story of her Sapelo - including the Geechee belief in the equal power of God, "Dr. Buzzard" (voodoo), and the "Bolito Man" (luck).

Title: God, Dr. Buzzard, And The Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks About Life On Sapelo Island.

Author Name: BAILEY, CORNELIA WITH CHRISTENA, BLEDSOE.

Categories: AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES.,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York: 2000.:

ISBN Number: 0385493762

ISBN Number 13: 9780385493765

Binding: h

Book Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.

Seller ID: 64314X1

Keywords: (Key Words: Cornelia Walker Bailey, Christina Bledsoe, God, Voodoo, Afro-American Women, Georgia, Sapelo Island, Biography, Afro American Studies, Social Customs).