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African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni
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K. Zauditu-Selassie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033280

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033280.001.0001

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Tracing Wild’s Child Joe and Tracking the Hunter: An Examination of the Òrìsà Ochossi in Jazz

Tracing Wild’s Child Joe and Tracking the Hunter: An Examination of the Òrìsà Ochossi in Jazz

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African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison
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K. Zauditu-Selassie

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033280.003.0008

This chapter examines the manifestation of Òrìsà Ochossi in Toni Morrison's novel Jazz. It explains Morrison's use of a set of distinctive epic characteristics and construction of the concept of spirituality as the matrix for text, context and ritual performance in this novel. It explores the transmigration of soul and spirit through the main character Joe Trace's quest for fulfilment.

Keywords:   Toni Morrison, Jazz, Òrìsà Ochossi, spirituality, ritual performance, transmigration, soul, spirit, fulfilment

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