Provides an analysis of the powerful role played by folk culture in 3 major African American novels of the early 20th century: qThe Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Manq, qJonah's Gourd Vineq, and qBlack Thunderq. This book explains how the survival of cultural traditions originating in Africa and in slavery became a means of historical reflection.Folk Culture in Modern African-American Fiction Eric J. Sundquist ... awareness of the black origins of the music he plays; and he himself is marked by pronounced historical disjunctions, an obliviousness to ... In a scene of resonant inventiveness, Du Bois had recalled his great-great-grandmother singing aquot;Do bana coba, aquot; aanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Hammers of Creation|
|Author||:||Eric J. Sundquist|
|Publisher||:||University of Georgia Press - 2006-03-01|