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Questions about the American writer Robert E. Howard (1906 – 1936) and his work. Much of his work was published in the magazine 'Weird Tales' and included sword and sorcery stories, westerns and horror stories. He also created the character Conan the Barbarian.

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What is a “fetish man” in African tribal culture?

I'm translating Robert E. Howard's short story "The Hyena". It was published in 1927. There is a character called Senecoza and Howard (and the protagonist) always refer to him as "the fetish man". And ...