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Stormwitch by Susan Vaught
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Nov 17, 2011

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The story is appealing, powerful and inspiring. It chronicles the life of a young Haitian woman transplanted to Mississippi, who faces issues of racism and helps to fight a storm. Though I found the storyline of this novel appealing, I am not convinced that the cultural facts are accurate. In the novel, the character is referred to as wearing a dashiki… I am not an expert on Haitian culture but I am not sure how relevant the dashiki is in their garment (even in the 1960s). Although the magic and voodoo is captivating, I would caution readers not to interpret the story as factual. Furthermore, I would also encourage readers not to stereotype people of the Haitian culture as voodooists and witches. I rated the story 3 stars!

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