The Idea of Black Female Identity in the Harlem Renaissance
...Baraka, Sterling Brown, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Toni Morrison, Sterling Plumpp, Jean Toomer, Alice Walker and Richard Wright. The folk literature of blues expresses a universal and ineffable state of emotional turmoil described by one musician as "a conflict between obligation and temptation." For some, blues mean... from Josephs songs, the music itself is rarely described.
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Carby, Hazel. Policing...