Jump up and say! : a collection of Black storytelling / [edited by] Linda Goss and Clay Goss.

New York : Published by Simon & Schuster, [1995].
301, [5] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
American fiction -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Storytelling -- Collections.
African Americans.
American fiction -- African American authors.
Short stories.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
More than seventy stories, including traditional tales from Africa and the West Indies.
Introduction / Ossie Davis
Praise song: Spider
Praise song: Challenge / Roy Farrar
Part I. The breaking Day has Wisdom, the Falling Day Experience: Moral Tales. Nana / Julie Dash
The young lion / Teju the Storyteller (Tejumola F. Ologboni)
Don't pay bad for bad / Amos Tutuola
How the leopard got his claws / Chinua Achebe and John Iroaganachi
Frozen in time / Darlene Sterling
Buttermilk / Adora L. Dupree
All that glitters / Munah Mayo
Nzambi and the earth connection / David A. Anderson (Sankofa)
The rain came / Grace Ogot
A village of women / Shanta
Full circle / Walter Dallas
Part II. I will never be any service to anyone as a Slave: Stories about F reedom. A riddle for freedom / William J. Faulkner
Ancient riddle
Heritage / Candece Tarpley
Even the cloth can talk / Proverb
The odyssey of Peter Still: a man who bought himself / Gloria Tuggle Still Spirit of the dead / Haile Gerima
Feet in water, song in the heart / David A. Anderson/Sankofa
Sojourner Truth speaks / Alice McGill
Get on board and tell your story / Gloria Davis Goode
The ballad of the underground railroad / Charles L. Blockson
Part III. When the heart overflows, it comes out through the mouth: memories and stories about family and friends. In these dissenting times / Alice Walker
The tree of love / Linda Goss
Dear Sis / Arthenia J. Bates
Dad and lunch / Lucy Hurston
Grandma / Charlotte Blake Alston
Nightmare / Malcolm X
The crumb snatchers / Janice "Jawara" Bishop
Zora / Terry McMillan
March / Clay Goss
Bubba / Sonia Sanchez
Thank you, m'am / Langston Hughes
Miss Wunderlich / Hugh Morgan Hill (Brother Blue)
Cheese / E.J. Stewart
Christmas / Anonymous
Part IV. What's the 411? You got it goin' on: rhythm talk. We real cool Gwendolyn Brooks
Jazz scene / Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe
My friend Bennie / Rex Ellis
Nut-brown: a soul psalm / Clay Goss
Lady in brown / Ntozake Shange
Courtin' tales: the wolf, the gator, and the sweet potato vision pie / Debbie Wood Holton
Frog went a-cruzin' / Morton Brooks
Strawberry, strawberry / Harriette Bias Insignares.
Part V. If I'm lying, I'm flying: humorous tales. De day Anancy beat pan / Paul Keens-Douglas
Riley's riddle / Margaret Taylor Burroughs
Br'er Rabbit and the peanut shells / Maxine A. LeGall
Br'er Rabbit builds a home / Jackie Torrence
Why women always take advantage of men / Zora Neale Hurston
Funeral / Mary Carter Smith
Uglyrella / Jose Pena
Nho Lobo / Len Cabral
Willi and Joe Joe and the Pamper diaper ; Willi and Joe Joe them a go to Mardi Gras / Temujin the Storyteller
Part VI. As restless as the tempestuous billow on the boundless sea: stories, songs, and poems of protest and change. We shall overcome / Guy and Candie Carawan
Martin Luther King: a story poem / Charlotte Blake Alston
"Over my head I see freedom in the air": the Albany movement / Bernice Johnson Reagon
Elizabeth Eckford / Martin B. Duberman
The golden bandit / Toni Cade Bambara
On the horizon ; High-rise tenements ; Old Glory's story / Serious Bizness
Roslyn Malamud: the coup ; Carmel Cato: lingering / Anna Deavere Smith
Showdown in L.A. / Rex Ellis
The chronicle of the sacrificed black children / Derrick Bell
My dungeon shook / James Baldwin
Part VII. If you holler too loud, you'll wake up the ghosts: ghost tales and superstitions. Ol' Ben / Rex Ellis
The talking skull / Traditional from West Africa
The 11:59 / Patricia C. McKissack
Ligahoo / Lynn Joseph
If your right hand itches / Willie Louise Martin McNear
Removing the veil / Caroliese I. Frink Reed
The liar's contest / Ed Shockley
Brother Anancy and Brother Tiger / Charlene Welcome Hollis
Part VIII. Now that takes the cake: soul food and food memories. Sunday family dinner / E.J. Stewart
Anancy and the plantains / Pamela Miller Facey
Pulling that yam / Baba M. Jamal Koram, the Story Man Brownlocks and the bears / Vickey Lusk
The little cornbread man / Baba M. Jamal Koram, the Story Man
Philadelphia, Mrs. Greenstein, and terrapins / Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Mary McLeod Bethune: memories / Dorothy L. Height
Watching Uncle Shocum eat / Margaret Ramsey
Having the last say. One day / John Edgar Wideman
Praise poem / Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
Praise poem / Maya Angelou.
"A Touchstone book."
Introduction (page [19]) by Ossie Davis.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-297) and indexes.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy inscribed "Spread the word! Clay Goss, Linda Goss".
Banks Collection paperback edition has illustrations wanting.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Goss, Clay (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
Goss, Linda (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Goss, Linda, editor.
Goss, Clay, editor.
Davis, Ossie, writer of introduction.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Jump up and say!
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