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Hotline: The Folklore of the Soucouyant

The soucouyant is a vampiric, shapeshifting character of Caribbean folklore. Giselle Anatol, professor of English at the University of Kansas, talks about the story of the souyoucant and explores why this character is always a female. 

Listen to "The Folklore of the Soucouyant"

This recording is part of the Humanities Kansas Hotline, a series of bite-sized micropresentations about Kansas stories – both serious and light-hearted – that are researched and presented by experts across the state. 

 

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