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Author Brown, Fahamisha Patricia, 1942-

Title Performing the word : African-American poetry as vernacular culture / Fahamisha Patricia Brown.

Published New Brunswick, N.J. ; London : Rutgers University Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  811.009896 BROW    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Toward a Vernacular Theory of African American Poetry -- Ch. 1. Mother Tongue: African American Vernacular Speech as Poetic Language -- Ch. 2. Orality: Language and Voice -- Ch. 3. The Poetry of Preachment: Didacticism in African American Poetry -- Ch. 4. Song/Talk: African American Music and Song as Poetic References -- Ch. 5. Tell My Story: Boast and Toast Traditions -- Ch. 6. "Black Is ... and Black Ain't": Of Gender and Generations in African American Poetry.
Subject American poetry -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African American oral tradition -- United States.
African Americans in the performing arts.
Language and culture -- United States.
African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Civilization.
Black English.
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