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

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Bruce Jackson
Psychology Press, 2004 - Music - 244 pages
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"Originally published in 1974, this work is considered one of the great collections of black literature and folk poetry known as "toasts" - probably the only living form of oral narrative poetry in the U.S. which represent a vital genre of black folklore. Includes an audio CD"--Amazon.com description.
 

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Bruce Jackson has been the Director, Center for Studies in American Culture at the State University of New York at Buffalo since 1972, and is the Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture and a Distinguished Professor there. He is the author of numerous other books on folklore and criminal law, as well as fiction. His numerous awards and honors include his 2002 award of a Chevalier, l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, from the government of France. He lives in Buffalo.

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