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Who Set You Flowin?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Farah Jasmine Griffin


This book is the first sustained study of migration as it is portrayed in African American literature, letters, music, and painting. It identifies the “migration narrative” as a dominant African American cultural tradition. Covering a period from 1923 to 1992, the book provides close readings of novels, autobiographies, songs, poetry, and painting; in so doing it carves out a framework that allows for a more inclusive reading of African American cultural forms.

Keywords: African American literature, African American cultural tradition, migration narrative, novels, autobiographies, songs, poetry, paintings, letters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195088960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088960.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Farah Jasmine Griffin, author
University of Pennsylvania