Olio

Tyehimba Jess

Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess’s much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them.

status Copy #1 (1790): in
genre Literature and Fiction ยป Poetry
publisher Wave books
publish date 2016
popularity checked out 0 time(s)

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