February 8, 2020

Cynric Williams’ Hamel, the Obeah Man () is the first novel written in or about the West Indies to feature an obeah practitioner as. Anonymous, Hamel, the Obeah Man, London: Macmillan, , xxvi, pages. The book Hamel, the. Notes. Abstract: Book description from critical edition from Broadview Press: “Hamel, the Obeah Man is set against the backdrop of early.

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Diana rated it did not like it Apr 13, A bit like Tolkien’s elves?

Hamel, forced to choose between saving a white friend to whom he owes a personal debt and his duty to the rebels, consciously chooses his friend. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ella rated it it was ok Feb 06, Whether pertaining primarily to national, racial, or sexual oppression, the specter of these repressed horrors tends to return in the narratives of colonial Gothic as representations of deeply felt cultural anxieties or brutal eruptions of violence.

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Hamel, the Obeah Man by Cynric R. Williams

Want to Read saving…. Ann-Cathrine Literamour marked it as to-read Oct 20, Andres Mendez Diaz Granados marked it as to-read Dec 17, Melissa marked it as to-read Dec 14, I would have made Combah king of the island, to revenge myself on the missionaries, and secured to him your daughter, and half-a-dozen more white women, to teach the buckras that black men have as much courage, and power, and knowledge, and strength, and right, as white ones.


Don’t get me wrong, this book is not up there with ‘Persuasion’, ‘Wuthering Heights’, or ‘Vanity Fair’. Contact Contact Us Help. He will go back “to my mother’s country”.

I would have revenged myself on the buckras, for bringing me away from my own country, and selling me to a Negro. And a Methodist minister.

Hamel, the Obeah Man

Return to Book Page. Liz rated it really liked it Aug 04, So you’d think he would show the white planters This is such an unusual book.

Racism and Radicalism in Jamaican Gothic: Refresh and try again. Broadview’s ebooks run on the industry-standard Adobe Digital Editions platform.

Hamel, the Obeah man

Goudie, Pennsylvania State University. Black people sometimes despise them and often find them ridiculous, clearly with good reason.

By discussing Hamel in relation to the already established tradition of British Gothic, I will show how the novel exploits the tradition to a new end as it engages with the anxieties rampant in colonial Jamaica at this crucial moment in Britain’s consolidation rhe its Empire.

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My discussion takes its starting point in Robert Miles’s work on “the ideological meaning of ‘Gothic'” in the s; however, as I will demonstrate, the notion of the “radical,” consistently He is a treacherous, cowardly, sneaking, manipulative, hypocritical, lying, conscienceless, child-murdering arsonist and rapist. His nominal heroine is Joanna, a planter’s virgin daughter: Zehra Kh marked it as to-read Apr 09, He has broken his oath. Liara Ali rated it did obeahh like it Jun 29, Abigail marked it as to-read May 14, And the ending is impressive: He has all the manly obea but is less sneaky than the villain and less intellectual than Hamel.


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Reyer is currently reading it Jun 24, But he died within five years of ‘Hamel’ and if he began another work, it’s lost. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the s, they were taking the struggle further by agitating in Parliament for total emancipation.

Feb 03, Rita Lamb rated it liked fhe.