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Negro Folklore in Pierce's Novels


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All three of Ovid Williams Pierce's critically acclaimed novels are set in a farming community in and around the imaginary town of Warren in eastern North Carolina. Since they are inextricably bound up with the same community, roughly the author's native district around Weldon in Halifax County, it is only natural that one finds a rich vein of folklore in his works. The richest vein is that provided by the lore of the African Americans, who take on increasingly important roles in each successive novel.
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