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Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie Paperback – 27 May 1988

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  • Paperback: 366 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (27 May 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807842109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807842102
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,452,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[A] fascinating book.

"American Scientist"

A remarkable journey into the natural and supernatural world of the zombie.


Davis manages to demystify the concepts 'voodoo' and 'zombie.'

"New York Times Book Review"

Davis offers the only firsthand account of the structure and functions of clandestine Bizango societies.


Moves far beyond formula or sensationalism and directly confronts the 'why' of the zombie phenomenon.

"Western Folklore"

ÝA¨ fascinating book.

"American Scientist"

About the Author

Wade Davis has studied the zombie phenomenon extensively. He is author of The Serpent and the Rainbow, a chronicle of his experiences in Haiti while trying to locate the zombie poison.

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Joshua S. Bailey
5.0 out of 5 starsI hope no one uses this to make a zombi... because they could!
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The Freelancer
5.0 out of 5 starsThanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars"Darkness" Sheds Needed Light.
25 March 2016 - Published on
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5.0 out of 5 starsOutstanding thesis work based book..
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Wil Sinda
4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting, informative
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