Griffin, Farah Jasmine
Most widely held works by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Who set you flowin'?" : the African-American migration narrative by Farah Jasmine Griffin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Twentieth-century America has witnessed the most widespread and sustained movement of African-Americans from the South to urban centers in the North. Who Set You Flowin'? looks at this migration across a wide range of genres - literary texts, correspondence, painting, photography, rap music, blues, and rhythm and blues - and identifies the Migration Narrative as a major theme in African-American cultural production. From these various sources Griffin isolates the tropes of Ancestor, Stranger, and Safe Space, which, though common to all Migration Narratives, vary in their portrayal. She argues that the emergence of a dominant portrayal of these tropes is the product of the historical and political moment, often challenged by alternative portrayals in other texts or artistic forms, as well as intra-textually. Richard Wright's bleak, yet cosmopolitan portraits were countered by Dorothy West's longing for Black Southern communities.
Inclusive scholarship : developing Black studies in the United States : a 25th anniversary retrospective of Ford Foundation grant making, 1982-2007 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
If you can't be free, be a mystery : in search of Billie Holiday by Farah Jasmine Griffin ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Beloved sisters and loving friends : letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868 by Rebecca Primus ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
"A riveting collection of letters written at the time of the Civil War that chronicle the lives of two African American women from New England; one who went to the South to found a school, the other a domestic servant who stayed in the North, in New York and New England. Rebecca Primus, daughter of a prominent black Hartford family, was one of the many women who traveled south after the Civil War to teach the newly freed men and women. She was sent by the Hartford Freedmen's Aid Society to Royal Oak, Maryland, where she helped to foung a school later named in her honor, the Primus Institute. Addie Brown was a domestic servant who worked in various households in Connecticut and New York."
Clawing at the limits of cool : Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the greatest jazz collaboration ever by Farah Jasmine Griffin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Uptown conversation : the new jazz studies ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
A stranger in the village : two centuries of African-American travel writing ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
The souls of Black folk by W. E. B Du Bois ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Presents the 1903 work depicting the spirit, status, and problems of African Americans since emancipation and reflecting on the history of race and democracy in America.
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
In what has become a landmark of American history and literature, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl recounts the incredible but true story of Harriet Jacobs, born a slave in North Carolina in 1813. Her tale gains its importance from her descriptions, in great and painful detail, of the sexual exploitation that daily haunted her life-and the life of every other black female slave. As a child, Harriet Jacobs remained blissfully unaware that she was a slave until the deaths of both her mother and a benevolent mistress exposed her to a sexually predatory master, Dr. Flint. Determined to escape, she spends seven years hidden away in a garret in her grandmother's house, three feet high at its tallest point, with almost no air or light, and with only glimpses of her children to sustain her courage. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, she finally wins her battle for freedom by escaping to the North in 1842. A powerful, unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl stands alongside Frederick Douglass's classic autobiographies as one of the most significant slave narratives ever written.
Lady Day the complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 by Billie Holiday ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Textural rhythms : quilting the jazz tradition by Carolyn Mazloomi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
If you can't be free, be a mystery by Farah Jasmine Griffin ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Can Anything Beat White? a Black Family's Letters by Elisabeth Petry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Ann Petry (1908-1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels Country Place (1947) and The Narrows (1988), along with various short stories and nonfiction, poignantly described the struggles and triumphs of middle-class blacks living in primarily white communities. Petry's ancestors, the James family, served as in-spiration for much of her fiction. This collection of more than four hundred family letters, edited by the daughter of Ann Petry, is an engaging portrait of black family life from the 1890s to the early twenti.
Beloved sisters and loving friends : Rebecca Primus and Addie Brown correspondence by Rebecca Primus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A collection of letters written at the time of the Civil War that chronicle the experiences of two African-American women, one who went to the South to start a school, and another who worked as a domestic servant in New England.
Beloved sisters and loving friends : letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854 - 1868 ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Strange fruit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Songs for the people : a survey of the life and works of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper by Farah Jasmine Griffin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Key texts in African American literary criticism by Farah Jasmine Griffin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The author presents a selection of African American literary criticism from a historical perspective. Literary criticism was of central importance to Harlem Renaissance intellectuals such as Alain Locke, W. E. B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, the author notes. Griffin compares the perspectives of DuBois and Hughes, who argued that black art comes from the spirituals, blues, and humor of the urban black working class rather than the black elite. The author notes the emphasis of the protest novel envouraged by Richard Wright. As with Hughes, Wright cites the culture of working-class African Americans as the most fruitful source of inspiration for black artists, but stresses the significance of cultural and political separatism in the lives of black Americans, a black nationalism born of segregation. Griffin notes criticisms of the black protest novel by James Baldwin and others in the 1940s, and discusses the advent of the Black Arts movement in the 1960s. The Black Arts critics were explicitly Black Nationalist in character, but eschewed protest and transcendence from nationalism. The rise of black feminist literature and criticism in the 1970s, the increasingly academic focus of African American literary criticism in the 1980s, and the advent of black queer studies in the 1990s is highlighted. Following the essay, a bibliography of recommended reading, a chronology of events from 1746 to 2004, and a glossary are presented.
Farah Jasmine Griffin "Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 1 library worldwide
A look at a unique collection of letters exchanged by two African-American women after the Civil War, edited by University of Pennsylvania professor Farah Jasmine Griffin. One traveled South to start a school, the other stayed in the North and worked as a domestic servant.
Jazz poetics ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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