Tion of ssays on the Northern Migrati. S migrant correspondence painting photography rap music blues and rhythm and blues 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 mergence of a dominant portrayal of these tropes is the product of the historical and political moment often challenged by alternative portrayals.
On An academic read but a necessary on. 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 Ralph Ellison while continuing Wright's vision reexamined the significance of Black Southern culture Griffin concludes with Toni Morrison mbracing the South as a site of African American history and culture a place to be redeeme.
This is an amazing intelligent collec. 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' xamines the impact of this dislocation and urbanization identifying the resulting Migration Narratives as a major genre in African American cultural production Griffin takes an interdisciplinary approach with readings of several literary text.
Farah Jasmine Griffin is a professor of English and comparative literature and African American Studies at Columbia University where she has served as director of the Institute for Research in African American studiesIn addition to editing several collections of letters and essays she is the author of Who Set You Flowin’ The African American Migration Narrative Oxford 1995 If You Can’t Be F