Passage of Darkness has ratings and 13 reviews. Mike said: Dr. Wade Davis , a Harvard-trained etnnobotanist, went to Haiti to embark on a journey in s. Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie. By Wade Davis. ( Chapel. Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Pp. xv + , foreword by. In , Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies–the infamous living dead of Haitian.
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Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie
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Export a Text file For BibTex. InHarvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies–the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. The truth behind Haitian Vodoun Voodoo is every bit as bizarre as the Hollywood ethnoboology.
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