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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.

New Orleans griot : the Tom Dent reader

Dent, Thomas C., author. (Author).
Salaam, Kalamu ya, 1947- editor. (Added Author).

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Main 814.54 D434n (Text) 31307023241971 Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608011490
  • ISBN: 1608011496
  • Physical Description: 524 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [New Orleans, Louisiana] : University of New Orleans Press, [2018]

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General Note:
Includes bibliography (pages 509-522).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- new york years/umbra days -- free southern theater/BLKARTSOUTH -- new orleans -- griot work -- interviews -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
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this vital collection brings together Dent's fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and drama, including many previously unpublished works.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.
Subject: African American authors.
Genre: Fiction.
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