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New Orleans griot : the Tom Dent reader / by Tom Dent ; edited by Kalamu Ya Salaam ; afterword by Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Dent, Thomas C., author.
Standardized Title:
Works. Selections
Publication:
[New Orleans, Louisiana] : University of New Orleans Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
524 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Dent, Thomas C.
Authors, American.
New Orleans (La.) -- In literature.
Essays.
Literature.
Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Summary:
A mid-twentieth century African American writer and cultural activist, Tom Dent worked tirelessly to help cultivate the Black Arts Movement, mentoring numerous other artists and writers. Taken from his papers held at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this vital collection brings together Dent's fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and drama, including many previously unpublished works. With introductions by Kalamu ya Salaam, New Orleans Griot: A Tom Dent Reader showcases the remarkable life and writing of Tom Dent, from his early days in New York to working with the Free Southern Theatre in Mississippi to his astute observations of New Orleans and the black Mardi Gras Indians.
Contents:
Introduction
new york years/umbra days
free southern theater/BLKARTSOUTH
new orleans
griot work
interviews
Afterword.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-522).
Contributor:
Salaam, Kalamu ya, 1947- editor.
Ward, Jerry W., Jr., 1943- author.
ISBN:
9781608011490
1608011496
OCLC:
996695011
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