A Spirit of Dialogue: Incarnations of Ogbanje, the Born-to-Die, in African American Literature

A Spirit of Dialogue by Christopher Okonkwo
Christopher Okonkwo
University of Tennessee Press
2008

A groundbreaking study, A Spirit of Dialogue examines through extensive, interdisciplinary research, theory, and close reading the intricate reconstructions, extensions, and resonances of the West African myth of spirit children, the “Born-to-Die,” in contemporary African American neo-slave narratives.