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This online journal is dedicated to my independent research on African American folklore and the texts covered in my ENG 446 Folklore and African American Literature course. The blog consists of various articles, summaries, photos, and videos that have helped me understand the lore throughout the semester. Indeed, the course provided me with an active platform to search for meaning beyond the classroom, as a result, aiding in my personal understanding of African American lore and how it works to transmit life lessons.

I hope this online journal is both insightful and engaging as you peruse through how I have been able to make sense of this most significantly complex art form.

To Navigate

  • There are two pages of information, so please click ‘Previous Entries’ located at the bottom left of your screen to see the earlier posts.
  • Also, every post has been put into a category; at the bottom of the page categories are listed. Click a category  to see all of the articles related to that particular topic.
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Nommo?

May 2, 2009

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Nommo Sculptures

Nommo according to Wikipedia

The Dogon, Nommos and the Mystery of Sirius B

The Bantu term nommo denotes the magical power of words to cause change.

Nommo according to Britannica 

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