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Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me free pdf Originally published in 1975 and regarded as one of the great collections of African-American literature and folklore, Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me brings together some of the best examples of the black folk poetry known as 'toasts'. Probably the only surviving form of oral narrative poetry in the US, the 'toasts' collected here tell the myths of African-American culture, from the 'bad man' Stackolee to the black boxer refused a ticket for the Titanic, taking in the African roots tradition and contemporary rap music.

About Bruce Jackson

Bruce Jackson has been the Director, Center for Studies in American Culture at the State University of New York at Buffalo since 1972, and is the Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture and a Distinguished Professor there. He is the author of numerous other books on folklore and criminal law, as well as fiction. His numerous awards and honors include his 2002 award of a Chevalier, l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, from the government of France. He lives in Buffalo.

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Author : Bruce Jackson
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 17 June 2004
ISBN : 0415969972
EAN : 9780415969970
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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