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Mandingo (1957) written by Kyle Onstott

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Mandingo (Book)

written by Kyle Onstott

1957
 
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Mandingo is a novel by Kyle Onstott, published in 1957. The book is set in the 1830s in the antebellum South primarily around Falconhurst, a fictional plantation in Alabama owned by the planter Warren Maxwell. The narrative centers on Maxwell, his son Hammond, and the Mandingo (or Mandinka) slave Ganymede, or Mede. It is a tale of cruelty toward the blacks of that time, detailing vicious fights, poisoning, and violent death. The development of the Mandinka slave in the novel into the "Mandingo" stereotype was later used by Quentin Tarantino as part of his 2012 film Django Unchained. The novel was made into a movie in 1975.