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Edwards, Brent Hayes

Overview
Works: 31 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 7,054 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Biography  Sea stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Historical fiction  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 973.0496073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brent Hayes Edwards
The practice of diaspora : literature, translation, and the rise of Black internationalism by Brent Hayes Edwards( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uptown conversation : the new jazz studies by Robert G O'Meally( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Uptown Conversation' asserts that jazz is not only a music to define, it is a culture. The essays illustrate how for more than a century jazz has initiated a call and response across art forms, geographies, and cultures, inspiring musicians, filmmakers, painters and poets
Amiable with big teeth : a novel of the love affair between the communists and the poor black sheep of Harlem by Claude McKay( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A monumental literary event: the newly discovered final novel by seminal Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay, a rich and multilayered portrayal of life in 1930s Harlem and a historical protest for black freedom The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay's final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay's life and work, this colorful, dramatic novel centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, Amiable with Big Teeth plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes, and dreams of African-Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem--and America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--
The souls of Black folk by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, first published in 1903, in which the author examines the role, influence, and perceptions of African-American men and women in turn-of-the-century society. Includes a chronology of W.E.B. Du Bois's life and explanatory notes
Epistrophies : jazz and the literary imagination by Brent Hayes Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its inception, African American literature has taken shape in relation to music. Black writing is informed by the conviction that music is the privileged archival medium of black communal experience--that music provides a "tone parallel" (in Duke Ellington's phrase) to African American history. Throughout the tradition, this conviction has compelled African American writers to discover models of literary form in the medium of musical performance. Black music, in other words, has long been taken to suggest strategies for writerly experimentation, for pressing against and extending the boundaries of articulate expression. Epistrophies seeks to come to terms with this foundational interface by considering the full variety of "jazz literature"--Both writing informed by the music and the surprisingly large body of writing by jazz musicians themselves.--
My bondage and my freedom by Frederick Douglass( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outspoken abolitionist, Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818, and after his escape in 1838, he repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. My Bondage and My Freedom represents ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846 and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison
L'Afrique fantôme by Michel Leiris( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, Phantom Africa is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man’s compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal—by turns melodramatic, self-deprecating, ecstatic, and morose—as well as an exhaustively detailed account of the first French state-sponsored anthropological expedition to visit sub-Saharan Africa. In 1930, Michel Leiris was an aspiring poet drifting away from the orbit of the Surrealist movement in Paris when the anthropologist Marcel Griaule invited him to serve as the “secretary-archivist” for the Mission Dakar-Djibouti, a major collecting and ethnographic journey that traversed the African continent between May 1931 and February 1933. Leiris, while maintaining the official records of the Mission, documenting the team’s acquisitions, and participating in the research, also kept a diary where he noted not only a given day’s activities and events but also his impressions, his states of mind, his anxieties, his dreams, and even his erotic fantasies. Upon returning to France, rather than compiling a more conventional report or ethnographic study, Leiris decided simply to publish his diary, almost entirely untouched aside from minor corrections and a smattering of footnotes. The result is an extraordinary book: a day-by-day record of one European writer’s experiences in an Africa inexorably shaded by his own exotic delusions and expectations, on the one hand, and an unparalleled depiction of the paradoxes and hypocrisies of conducting anthropological field research at the height of the colonial era on the other. Never before available in English translation, Phantom Africa is an invaluable document. If the book is “a stone marking a bend on a path that is entirely personal,” as Leiris himself described it years later, it is also a book whose broad canvas bears witness to the full range of social and political forces reshaping the African continent in the period between the World Wars.--
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after his father is murdered by a brutal dictator, Englishman Charles Gould arrives in Costaguana to reopen the family silver mine. But instead of ushering in a shining era of prosperity and progress, the return of the silver engenders a new cycle of violence as Costaguana erupts in civil war, initiated by rival warlords determined to seize the mine and its riches
Global cities of the South( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special issue challenges postcolonial theorists to engage with urban studies and challenges urban analysts to turn their focus to the postcolonial societies where these cities have developed. Gathering well-known scholars in postcolonial theory and urban studies, the collection opens an interdisciplinary exchange through a series of case studies focused on cities in Africa and Asia
Amiable with big teeth : a novel of the love affair between the communists and the poor black sheep of Harlem by Claude McKay( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay's final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay's life and work, this colourful, dramatic novel centres on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, "Amiable with Big Teeth" plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes, and dreams of African Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem--and America. 2017
911, a public emergency?( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz poetics : a special issue( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethnies of surrealism by Brent Hayes Edwards( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial traces( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Afro-Asian century( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brent Hayes Edwards : CWS by Brent Hayes Edwards( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Crossroads Republic by Brent Hayes Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Billy Mitchell by Billy Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Has been with the Apollo through its management under both Frank Schiffman and son Bobby Schiffman, through its takeover by Percy Sutton and subsequent current revitalization, worked way up from errand-boy to stage manager, to tour-director and historian for the theater. Recounts early "Amateur Night" contestants including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan; memories of visiting dressing rooms in '50s; numerous accounts of mentors Percy Sutton and James Brown; encounters with performers from "Moms' Mabley to Buddy Holly to Richard Pryor to Sean Combs ("Puff Daddy.") Provides clear account of theater's transition over 60 years
Oral history interview with Jonelle Procope by Jonelle Procope( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

President and CEO of Apollo Theater, 2004-present. Served on board prior to appointment as president, after a successful transition from law to entertainment legal and business advising. Took non-traditional career path despite hurdles for black females in law and business, inspired by strength in family members and unwillingness to settle: Describes seeking out, early in her years on the board, mentors like Percy Sutton and other elders for advice. At Apollo, oversaw shift and expansion of fundraising from primarily independent donor-based to city-backed financing, which has allowed it to grow and expand its outreach under not-for-profit status. Shifted board to include wide range of skilled, talented, connected partners. Emphasis on preserving Apollo's legacy rather than pushing it too far into contemporary acts
The uses of 'Diaspora' by Brent Hayes Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The practice of diaspora : literature, translation, and the rise of Black internationalism
Alternative Names
Hayes Edwards, Brent

Languages
English (87)

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Uptown conversation : the new jazz studiesThe souls of Black folkMy bondage and my freedomNostromoGlobal cities of the SouthThe Afro-Asian century