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conjure man

Also called a witch doctor, “jujuman,” root doctor, obeahaman” and leaf doctor, this is a priest and physician called upon by African tribal members and followers of religions such as vodoun, Santería and macumba. Conjure men practitioners who use their powers only for good are known as ngangas.”
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Noun1.conjure man - a witch doctor who practices conjuryconjure man - a witch doctor who practices conjury
witch doctor - someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
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And any prophet with cabalistic formulas or conjure man with magic family remedies attracts a large number of clients" (O negro brasileiro 320).
Most of the slaves visit the conjure man, Old Catfish Primus, to get a "fighting hand" before the uprising (79).
When Arthur Flowers' conjure man walks out of a sort of Rastifarian woodland to ask a married woman to let him court her, the blend of modern images and language achieves the sense of life's ineffable wonder that recalls Jean Toomer's Cane.
Opening their respective plays to a timeless world of "Black synesthesia"(6)--the negritude of kairos, or the eternal present, so to speak--are the old conjure man in Battle of Angels, the "Negro woman" who is Eunice's neighbor in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Fly in Sweet Bird of Youth.
When he discovers how he has been fooled, he takes revenge on Jube, but only after the conjure man has rendered Dan's transformation into a gray wolf permanent.
Rudolph Fisher's The Conjure Man Dies (1932) was the first mystery novel set in an African-American community.
She believes that "to cut out the tribal poisons was her job" (150), and her sense of mission deepens under the mentor-ship of Hootowl, an elderly conjure man she meets in Memphis.
The conjure man has received his own song from the spirit of his father, a song that has a magical quality--the capacity to bind people together.
It is an emblem of twoness where voodoo meets Christianity - where the spirit of Elspeth is dispelled by Old Pappy, "'a preacher, and some folks say a conjure man, too'" (37).
12) Fisher combined HooDoo and homicide in his second novel A Conjure Man Dies (1932), in which he also offers an explanation of how the two are related.
The conjure man remarks that Crab's desire to fulfill his mission is possibly the only thing that has kept his fuel burning.