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Hokum free pdf Selected and introduced by acclaimed novelist and poet Paul Beatty, "Hokum" is a liberating, eccentric, savagely comic collection of the funniest writing by black Americans.
This book is less a comprehensive collection of African-American humor than a mix-tape narrative dubbed by a trusted friend- a sampler of underground classics, rare grooves, and timeless summer jams, poetry and prose juxtaposed with the blues, hip-hop, political speeches, and the world' s funniest radio sermon. The subtle musings of Toni Cade Bambara, Henry Dumas, and Harryette Mullen are bracketed by the profane and often loud ruminations of Langston Hughes, Darius James, Wanda Coleman, Tish Benson, Steve Cannon, and Hattie Gossett. Some of the funniest writers don' t write, so included are selections from well-known yet unpublished wits Lightnin' Hopkins, Mike Tyson, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Selections also come from public figures and authors whose humor, although incisive and profound, is often overlooked: Malcolm X, Suzan-Lori Parks, Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, and W.E.B. Dubois. Groundbreaking, fierce, and hilarious, this is a necessary anthology for any fan or student of American writing, with a huge range and a smart, political grasp of the uses of humor.

About Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is the author of two novels, "Tuff "and "The White Boy Shuffle," and two books of poetry, "Big Bank Take Little Bank" and "Joker, Joker, Deuce. "He lives in New York City.

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Author : Paul Beatty
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 01 January 2006
ISBN : 1596911484
EAN : 9781596911482
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 468 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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