Description - Black Orpheus by Saadi A. Simawe
In twentieth-century African American fiction, music has been elevated to the level of religion primarily because of its Orphic, magical power to unsettle oppressive realities, to liberate the soul and to create, at least temporarily, a medium of freedom. This collection explores literary invocations of music from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison.
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(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
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Author Biography - Saadi A. Simawe
Saadi Simawe is Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Grinnell College, Iowa.