Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: African American Narrative Poetry from Oral Tradition
Psychology Press, 2004 - Music - 244 pages
"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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