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Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry

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Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry by Lauri Ramey
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In this insightful and provocative volume, Rameyreveals spirituals and slave songs to be a crucial element in American literature. This book shows slave songs'intrinsic value as lyric poetry, sheds light on their roots and originality, anddraws new conclusions on anart form long considereda touchstone of cultural imagination.

Author Biography

LAURI RAMEY is Director of the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and is Professor of African American Literature and Culture and Creative Writing, at California State University, Los Angeles, USA.
Release date Australia
April 12th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
XVIII, 197 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
197
Dimensions
140x216x21
ISBN-13
9780230100343
Product ID
3998002

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