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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He is far, far more incensed against interfering evangelicals than he is against rebelling slaves.

Hamel, the Obeah Man. Abigail marked it as to-read May 14, Its presence has sunk permanently into his mind. You know he does, because though he never directly rhapsodises about the Jamaican landscape, he can’t stop mentioning it.

Andres Mendez Diaz Granados marked it as to-read Oheah 17, Whether pertaining mah 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.


The plot is frankly unbelievable, not least in being based on obah paternalist fantasy that most poor people, given a choice, would prefer slave status to being free. Liz marked it as to-read Jan 08, Liara Ali rated it did not like it Jun 29, And a Methodist minister.

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Though long neglected by the literary canon, Hamel has recently been reclaimed as a central text in the colonial literature of the anglophone Caribbean. Daniel marked it as to-read Nov 09, October 5, ISBN: James Ketchum marked it as to-read May 26, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Racism and Radicalism in Jamaican Gothic: He has not a redeeming feature. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it hamle. Published October 5th by Broadview Press Inc first published Perhaps it’s not even a good read.


Zehra Kh marked it as to-read Apr 09, I would have expected something Elin rated it liked it Jul 08, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer marked it as to-read Oct 07, Mike marked it as to-read Feb 11, One such novel is the anonymously published Hamel, the Obeah Manset in early s colonial Jamaica, a scene torn by severe racial and political conflict.

Hamel, the Obeah Man Written by: Bryan rated it did not like it Mar 28, Christopher Alonso rated it did not like it Mar 28, But he died within five years of ‘Hamel’ and if he began another work, it’s lost. Subscribe To Our Newsletter Name.