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'Conjure Woman's Cat' - granny vs. the klan in Florida's piney woods

Thomas-Jacob Publishing has released Conjure Woman’s Cat,  a novella by Malcolm R. Campbell (“The Sun Singer”), set in the 1950s Florida Panhandle world of blues, turpentine camps, root doctors, the KKK and a region of the state so far away from everywhere else that it’s often called “the other Florida” and “the forgotten coast.” 135 more words

Fiction

Have a Wart?

Try this Creole remedy:

Comptez verrire-yé, là dis ein notre Pè et ein sali Marie. Là to va si ein pêcher et to fais trois corche si ein ti branche. 112 more words

Folk Magic

Problems with Translating

I’ve come across this issue several times when looking through Creole French remedies: there’s this word ravés, which can mean turnips or cockroaches. In talking to a Creole speaking friend of mine it seems the word is more often used for cockroaches (cafards, blottes, etc.) which makes this remedy for tetanus all the more odd: 74 more words

Folk Magic

Have Sunstroke or a Sunburn?

Try this Creole remedy:

“To pren’ ein poule noire vivant, to ouve li en dé et to mets li si to la tête. To laisses si sang-là couler en to figuire.” 23 more words

Folk Magic

Have a Headache?

Try this Creole remedy:
“Quand to gain mauvais mal de tête prends ein crapaud vivant et pis met li ventre premier auton to la tête jisq’a li fé quoique li mouri.” 26 more words

Folk Magic

Writer's Quote Wednesday: Boiled Socks

Emily Gerard was a late-nineteenth century Scottish author, who married a Polish cavalry officer and moved to Transylvania to be with him. This move inspired her most notable work on Transylvanian folklore, which is believed to have greatly influenced Bram Stoker’s famous novel, Dracula. 501 more words

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