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The African-American audio experience

Author: Nikki GiovanniBrock PetersRuby DeeOssie DavisRichard WrightAll authors
Publisher: New York : Caedmon, ℗2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most significant occurrances in America during the 20th century was the rise of African-American writers to the forefront of literature. Documenting their views on American culture and its tragic and glorious history, African-American writers' contributions reflected their struggle for equality and pave the way into a brighter future for their country. This collection includes selections of some of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Poetry
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Giovanni; Brock Peters; Ruby Dee; Ossie Davis; Richard Wright; Lorraine Hansberry; Langston Hughes; Zora Neale Hurston; Gwendolyn Brooks; Caedmon (Firm)
ISBN: 006053527X 9780060535278
OCLC Number: 51539692
Credits: Produced and directed by Rick Harris.
Performer(s): Original introduction by Nikki Giovanni. Various narrators: Brock Peters, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes.
Description: 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc 1. Caedmon presents The African-American Audio Experience --
The storyteller's silence / Nikki Giovanni --
Black Boy (excerpts) / Richard Wright: One cold morning --
My mother fell ill --
At last we were at the railroad station --
My mother became too ill to work --
At the age of twelve. Disc 2. Black Boy (cont.): As summer neared --
I grew silent and reserved --
My life now depended upon --
I stared bleakly into the morning sun --
I knew what was wrong with me. Disc 3. A raisin in the sun (excerpts) / Lorraine Hansberry: Mornin' Bennie --
Oooo-whooeee! --
Hello --
Beneatha, well what have we got on tonight? Disc 4. A raisin in the sun (cont.): Will you be quiet --
Oh Lord I don't feel noways tired --
Well, is this all the packin's got done --
I came over --
Yes. Yes. Just look at what the new world hath wrought --
That's not a man. That's nothing but a toothless rat. Disc 5. Nikki Giovanni poetry collection (Excerpts)/ Nikki Giovanni: In the spirit of Martin --
Rosa Parks --
A robin's nest in snow --
And yeah ... this is a love poem --
Commentary on Tupac Shakur --
All eyez on U (For Tupac Shakur) --
The song of the feet --
Shoulders are for emergencies only --
Tall Tales" chapter of "Every tongue got to confess" (Selections) / Zora Neale Hurston --
Langston Hughes reads (Selections): One way ticket --
When I was thirteen years old --
The Negro speaks of rivers --
I went to Columbia University --
Puzzled --
I eventually found work on the boats --
The trumpet player --
I sort of went backwards --
Ballad of the gypsy --
Poems / Gwendolyn Brooks: We real cool --
Malcom X --
The sermon on the warpland.

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One of the most significant occurrances in America during the 20th century was the rise of African-American writers to the forefront of literature. Documenting their views on American culture and its tragic and glorious history, African-American writers' contributions reflected their struggle for equality and pave the way into a brighter future for their country. This collection includes selections of some of the best of those works, with an original introduction by Nikki Giovanni.

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