Tuesday, May 9, 2017

5/9/1897 The Conjure-Man arrives

May 9, 1897.  Rudolph Fisher was a part of the Harlem Renaissance.  He was a musician, a physician, and a playwright.  But narrowly-focused little rascals that we are, this page is primarily interested in him for one reason.

Fisher wrote The Conjure-Man Dies (1932), the first novel with a Black detective, and all Black characters.  When a Harvard-trained African fortuneteller is killed in his apartment in Harlem policeman Perry Dart has to investigate all of the man's customers....

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I have "The Conjure Man," but haven't finished it yet! Wish he'd lived a lot longer so he could have written more!