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Arts & Entertainment - August 13, 2010

Under her spell

New Stanford exhibition devoted to the water spirit Mami Wata

by Rebecca Wallace

Sometimes she's a nervy, seductive snake charmer of a woman, her skin glittering with beads. Other times she hides her mermaid tail out of sight. She's the African water spirit Mami Wata, and Henry John Drewal has been smitten with her for more than 40 years.

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