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Who Set You Flowin?The African-American Migration Narrative$
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Farah Jasmine Griffin

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195088960

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Who Set You Flowin?
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Farah Jasmine Griffin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.003.0001

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 migration narratives may also include visual and musical works other than the usual literary form. The focus of these migrations narratives usually revolve around a character or a rural setting. Examples of these migration narratives are elaborated in this chapter in order to explain the similarities and the main themes that each have. The chapter ends with a summary of the other chapters found in the book.

Keywords:   migration narratives, urbanization, character, migration, literary form, African American

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