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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815331230
ISBN-10: 0815331231
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 294
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Saadi A. Simawe

Saadi Simawe is Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Grinnell College, Iowa.

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