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 American cultural tradition. Covering a period from 1923 to 1992, the book provides close readings of novels, autobiographies, songs, poetry, and painting; in so doing it carves out a framework that allows for a more inclusive reading of African American cultural forms.
|Print publication date: 1995||Print ISBN-13: 9780195088960|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001|