Language, Rhythm & Sound: Black Popular Culture into the 21 Century By Joseph K. Adjaye

    Uni of Pittsburgh (1997)
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    Focusing on expressions of popular culture among blacks in Africa, the United States and the Caribbean, this collection of 15 multidisciplinary essays takes on a range of subjects, from American girls' Double Dutch games to protest discourse in Ghana; from Terry McMillan's "Waiting to Exhale" to the work of Zora Neale Hurston; from South African workers to "Just Another Girl on the IRT"; from the history of Rasta to the evolving significance of kente cloth; from rap video music to hip-hop to zouk. The book places black popular culture into a global context, with an emphasis on the triangular flow of culture linking Africa, the Caribbean and the United States.

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