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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Lowney Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem , by Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2012 . 233 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 In the introduction to this compelling account of 1960s African American jazz poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... via Ezra Pound’s Pisan Cantos. As the myth goes, Gassire, the son of a king, is informed by prophecy that he will not become the ruler but will become a griot whose song will bring about the destruction of his kingdom. Resentful of his fate, Gassire has a special lute made but is told that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 June 2001
...—97). 9. Seven Seas has the extraordinary ability to recount the communal stories of the New World. He sings of the Middle Passage as an African griot (148-49); he explains to Achille how the names of the trees mark the massacre of Caribs and Aruacs (163-64); and he recalls participating in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 606–639.
Published: 01 December 2012