Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - In the African-American Grain by John Callahan

"In the African-American Grain" is a powerful exploration of the impact of African-American oral storytelling techniques on modern and contemporary fiction. Reading literature in the call-and-response tradition, John F. Callahan shows how African-American writers including Charles Chesnutt, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Gaines, and Alice Walker have used the forms and forces of this uniquely participatory discourse to establish not only a potential relationship between storyteller and audience but also a potential for change. In a new preface, Callahan comments on how the tradition of call-and-response has continued to develop among African-American writers as well as writers of other backgrounds.

Buy In the African-American Grain by John Callahan from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780252069826
ISBN-10: 025206982X
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - In the African-American Grain by John Callahan

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about In the African-American Grain book by John Callahan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By John Callahan

Juneteenth by John Callahan
Paperback, July 2016
Flying Home And Other Stories by John Callahan
Paperback, July 2016
Grace in the Rat Race by John Callahan
Paperback / softback, September 2015
Invisible Man by John Callahan
Paperback, August 2001