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Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
...' on dat 01' stump, an' I wuz kind er scared fer a minute." "I don't see anything dangerous about the stump," I replied. "It seems to be a very well preserved oak stump." 195 Related Tales "Oh, no, suh," said Julius, "dat ain' no...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
.... "Oh, yas, Miss Mabel," said Julius, gravely. "He wuz a monst'us pow'ful sleeper. He slep' fer a mont' once." "Dear me, Uncle Julius, you must be joking," said my sister• in-law incredulously. I thought she put it mildly. "Oh, no, ma'm, I ain'tjokin'. I never jokes on ser'ous subjec's...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... others, poured freely into the sympathetic ear of a Northern-bred woman, dis• close many a tragic incident of the darker side of slavery. "Sandy," said Julius, in reply to my wife's question, "was a nigger w'at useter b'long ter ole Mars Marrabo McSwayne. Mars Marrabo's place wuz on de yuther...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... seat with the satisfied expression of countenance that usually follows a good dinner. ''Julius I said, "you seemed to be affected by something, a moment ago. Was the mustard so strong that it moved you to tears?" "No, suh, it wa'n't de mustard; I wuz studyin' 'bout Dave." "Who was...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... wuz hopin' dat you mought make some 'lowance fuh a' ign'ant young nigger, suh, en gib 'im one mo' chance." But I had hardened my heart. I had always been too easily imposed upon, and had suffered too much from this weakness. I determined to be firm as a rock in this instance. "No...
Published: 01 January 1993
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... seat with the satisfied expression of countenance that usually follows a good dinner. ''Julius I said, "you seemed to be affected by something, a moment ago. Was the mustard so strong that it moved you to tears?" "No, suh, it wa'n't de mustard; I wuz studyin' 'bout Dave." "Who was...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... fer fo'ty yeahs. I had a good marster befo' de wah, en I wa'n't sol' erway, en I wuz sot free; en dat 'uz all good luck." "But that doesn't prove anything," I rejoined. "Many other 83 The Conjure Woman people have gone through a similar...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... owns now," the old man began, "he useter hab a nigger man name' Ben. Ben wuz one er dese yer big black niggers-he was mo' d'n six foot high an' black ez coal. He wuz a fiel'-han' an' a good wukker, but he had one little failin'-he would take a drap er so oncet in a w'ile. Co'se eve'ybody...
Published: 01 January 1993
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... de skin git sof' en brown,-den de scupper• non' make you smack yo' lip en roll yo' eye en wush fer mo'; so I reckon it ain' very 'stonishin' dat niggers lub scuppernon'. "Dey wuz a sight er niggers in de naberhood er de vimya'd. Dere wuz ole Mars Henry Brayboy's niggers, en ole Mars Jeems...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... blame fer dat." "Well," I said, "that statement is interesting. Sit down and tell us all about it." Julius took a seat on the top step, and laying his ragged straw hat beside him, began: "Long yeahs befo' de wah dey wuz a monst'us rich w'ite gent'eman, name' Mars Donal' McDonal...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... is high warrant, that the laborer was worthy of his hire. Related Tales "'Bout fO'ty years ago," began Julius, "ole Mars Dugal McAdoo-my ole marster-useter own a man name' Tobe. Dis yer Tobe wuz a slow kind er nigger, en w'iles he'd alluz git his tas...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
...' Dan. Dan wuz big en strong en hearty en peaceable en good-nachu'd most er de time, but dange'ous ter aggervate. He alluz done his task, en nebber had no trouble wid de w'ite folks, but woe be unter de nigger w'at 'lowed he c'd fool wid Dan, fer he wuz mos' sho' ter git a good lammin...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... mule can do more work, and doesn't require as much attention as a horse." "I wouldn' 'vise you ter buy no mule," remarked Julius, with a shake of his head. "Why not?" "Well, you may 'low hit's all foolis'ness, but ef I wuz in yo' place, I wouldn' buy no mule." "But...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... wuz de mare stop'. G' 'long dere, Lucy! W'at you mean by dis foolis'ness?" Julius jerked the reins and applied the whip lightly, but the mare did not stir. "Perhaps you had better get down and lead her," I suggested. "If you get her started, you can cross on the log and keep your feet...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... de skin git sof' en brown,-den de scupper• non' make you smack yo' lip en roll yo' eye en wush fer mo'; so I reckon it ain' very 'stonishin' dat niggers lub scuppernon'. "Dey wuz a sight er niggers in de naberhood er de vimya'd. Dere wuz ole Mars Henry Brayboy's niggers, en ole Mars Jeems...
Published: 16 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371854-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7185-4
... marketing tag: “The registration fee is 100% refundable upon suc- cessful completion of the class.” All the films she has completed in the past de ade­c she now distributes for ­free. It may be significant that Hughes deci­ded to standardize the title for the web series from the film—f­rom If I Wuz Yo...
Published: 10 April 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392347-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9234-7
... Hyco twenty year er mo’—nobody but ole Marse Potem an’ de Lor’, an’ p’raps de Debble beside, know ’zackly how long it mout hev been—an’ didn’t hev but one name in all dat yer time. An’ I didn’t hev no use for no mo’ neither, kase dat wuz de one ole Mahs’r gib me hisself, an’ nobody on de libbin...
Published: 16 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371854-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7185-4
... films that I’ve made . . . ​My first film wasGotta Git My Hair Did (2000). The second film was Hell’s Most Wanted (2001). The third film was If I Wuz Yo Girl (2002), the work-in-­ ­progress version. . . . ​The fourth film wasDid I Just Look at Her (2004). It was a lesbian short film. And I think...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
..., suh. Ole Viney could 'a' talked all de time, ef she'd had a min' ter. Atter ole Mars Ma'colm wuz dead, she tuk an' showed Mistah Roger whar de will an' de yuther papers wuz hid. An' whar yer reckon dey wuz, zuh?" "I give it up, Julius. Enlighten me." "Dey wa'n't in de house, ner de...
Published: 27 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393054-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9305-4
...) WALEESHA: Yes. I was huge, wasn’t I, when I wuz three months. No, it was really four months? Don’t youuuu remem- ber, Nefertia? NEFERTIA: Uh huh. (Reading again) WALEESHA: Yes, he is right. I was...