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Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book is the first sustained study of migration as it is portrayed in African American literature, letters, music, and painting. It identifies the “migration narrative” as a dominant African ... More


Introduction

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In the advent of migration and urbanization, migration narratives have become central in African American literature. The chapter discusses the different forms of migration narratives. These ... More


“Boll Weevil in the Cotton / Devil in the White Man”: Reasons for Leaving the South

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter begins by a description of migration narratives that portray the lynching of African Americans. Two meanings can be derived from these migration narratives, the first being the impact of ... More


The South in the City: The Initial Confrontation with the Urban Landscape

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter briefly discusses the migration narratives that depict the need of African Americans to confront the urban power as they migrate. Such confrontation involves altering consciousness, ... More


To Where from Here? The Final Vision of the Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The South remains important to most African Americans as their home and place of origin. It has been a recurring theme in migration narratives. Black film and rap have become the most dominant forms ... More


Safe Spaces and Other Places: Navigating the Urban Landscape

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The need of the African Americans to resort to safe spaces is discussed in the chapter. Safe spaces manifested themselves as songs, memory, oral culture, and spirituality that reminded African ... More


New Directions for the Migration Narrative: Thoughts on Jazz

Farah Jasmine Griffin

in Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088960
eISBN:
9780199855148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter focuses on summarizing the points clarified in this book by reviewing a single migration narrative, Tomi Morrison's novel — Jazz. The literary form depicts the positive and negative ... More


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