Bruce Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: African-American Narrative Poetry from the Oral Tradition, Includes CD PDF

Bruce Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: African-American Narrative Poetry from the Oral Tradition, Includes CD PDF

Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: African-American Narrative Poetry from the Oral Tradition, Includes CD

Originally published in 1975 and regarded as one of the great collections of African American literature and folklore, Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me brings together some of the best examples of the black folk poetry known as toasts Probably the only surviving form of oral narrative poetry in the US, the toasts collected here tell the myths of African Amer Originally published in 1975 and regarded as one of the great collections of African American literature and folklore, Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me brings together some of the best examples of the black folk poetry known as toasts Probably the only surviving form of oral narrative poetry in the US, the toasts collected here tell the myths of African American culture, from the bad man Stackolee to the black boxer refused a ticket for the Titanic, taking in the African roots tradition and contemporary rap music

Title : Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: African-American Narrative Poetry from the Oral Tradition, Includes CD
Author :  Bruce Jackson
Language : English
Isbn : 0415969972
Format : Paperback
Pages : 272 pages

Rating: 4.3

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