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Conjure Woman Reviews

By Charles N. Chestnutt. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., $1.25. St. Paul Book & Stationary Co.

"The Conjure Woman" is a book composed of six well written and very delightful stories in negro dialect. There has been much written, both for and against the use of dialect in story writing. Yet one feels, after reading these little stories of Mr. Chestnutt's, that in no other way could the local color of the country he writes about be pictured. You are not only listening to an old negro reciting his stories of folk being "conjured,"

Anon. "The Conjure Woman." In: "Books and Bookmen." The St. Paul Dispatch. April 29, 1899: 5.