Masters Of The Drum

Masters Of The Drum

by Robert Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313292965

ISBN-13: 9780313292965

Pub. Date: 09/14/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Masters of the Drum, comprising eight essays and two interviews, examines both celebrated and insufficiently explored Caribbean, African, and African-American lit/orature that asserts the interface between the scribal and the spoken/gestural in Black word art. This triple play—engagement with the three principal regions of the Black world—reflects

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Masters of the Drum, comprising eight essays and two interviews, examines both celebrated and insufficiently explored Caribbean, African, and African-American lit/orature that asserts the interface between the scribal and the spoken/gestural in Black word art. This triple play—engagement with the three principal regions of the Black world—reflects the author's interest in Black comparative studies, wherein the expressions and emphases of the Black Atlantic tradition (Africa and its diasporas) are deeply exposed and revealingly juxtaposed. The book's apparent eclecticism is intended to help flex the boundaries of Black literary and cultural studies in response to the dangers of a narrow construction of the newly canonical and of an overly particularist critical stance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313292965
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/14/1995
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Modality, in Continuum

Drumtalk: Black Rhetorics, Black Rhythms, Black Writings

Wayfaring Roots

To Reveal and to Heal: Some Thoughts on African-American Literature and Criticism Since the Sixties

Blacking the Zero: Toward a Semiotics of Neo-Hoodoo

Blue Syntaxophones: The Poetry of Bob Kaufman

Vibration Positive

Derek Walcott: History as Dis-ease

Re/Vision and Resistance in Caribbean Women's Writing

Working Toward the Light: A Conversation with Lorna Goodison

Set Your Minds to Africa

The Untold Stories in Armah's Why Are We So Blest?

Theory and Its Discontents: An African Instance

Occupying Ambiguous Territory: A Conversation with Nuruddin Farah

Index

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