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Jump up and say! : a collection of Black storytelling

Author: Linda Goss; Clay Goss
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than seventy stories, including traditional tales from Africa and the West Indies.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jump up and say!
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1995
(OCoLC)605563973
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Goss; Clay Goss
ISBN: 0684810905 9780684810904 0684810018 9780684810010
OCLC Number: 32746142
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Ossie Davis --
Praise song: Spider --
Praise song: Challenge / Roy Farrar --
Part I. The breaking day has wisdom, the falling day experience: moral tales. Nana / Julie Dash --
The young lion / Teju the Storyteller (Tejumola F. Ologboni) --
Don't pay bad for bad / Amos Tutuola --
How the leopard got his claw / Chinua Achebe and John Iroaganachi --
Frozen in time / Darlene Sterling --
Buttermilk / Adora L. Dupree --
All that glitters / Munah Mayo --
Nzambi and the earth connection / David A. Anderson (Sankofa) --
The rain came / Grace Ogot --
A village of women / Shanta --
Full circle / Walter Dallas --
Part II. I will never be any service to anyone as a slave: stories about freedom. A riddle for freedom / William J. Faulkner --
Ancient riddle --
Heritage / Candece Tarpley --
Even the cloth can talk / Proverb --
The odyssey of Peter Still: a man who bought himself / Gloria Tuggle Still --
Spirit of the dead / Haile Gerima --
Feet in water, song in the heart / David A. Anderson/Sankofa --
Sojourner Truth speaks / Alice McGill --
Get on board and tell your story / Gloria Davis Goode --
The ballad of the underground railroad / Charles L. Blockson --
Part III. When the heart overflows, it comes out through the mouth: memories and stories about family and friends. In these dissenting times / Alice Walker --
The tree of love / Linda Goss --
Dear Sis / Arthenia J. Bates --
Dad and lunch / Lucy Hurston --
Grandma / Charlotte Blake Alston --
Nightmare / Malcolm X --
The crumb snatchers / Janice "Jawara" Bishop --
Zora / Terry McMillan --
March / Clay Goss --
Bubba / Sonia Sanchez --
Thank you, m'am / Langston Hughes --
Miss Wunderlich / Hugh Morgan Hill (Brother Blue) --
Cheese / E.J. Stewart --
Christmas / Anonymous --
Part IV. What's the 411? You got it goin' on: rhythm talk. We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Jazz scene / Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe --
My friend Bennie / Rex Ellis --
Nut-brown: a soul psalm / Clay Goss --
Lady in brown / Ntozake Shange --
Courtin' tales: the wolf, the gator, and the sweet potato vision pie / Debbie Wood Holton --
Frog went a-cruzin' / Morton Brooks --
Strawberry, strawberry / Harriette Bias Insignares. Part V. If I'm lying, I'm flying: humorous tales. De day Anancy beat pan / Paul Keens-Douglas --
Riley's riddle / Margaret Taylor Burroughs --
Br'er Rabbit and the peanut shells / Maxine A. LeGall --
Br'er Rabbit builds a home / Jackie Torrence --
Why women always take advantage of men / Zora Neale Hurston --
Funeral / Mary Carter Smith --
Uglyrella / Jose Pena --
Nho Lobo / Len Cabral --
Willi and Joe Joe and the Pamper diaper ; Willi and Joe Joe them a go to Mardi Gras / Temujin the Storyteller --
Part VI. As restless as the tempestuous billow on the boundless sea: stories, songs, and poems of protest and change. We shall overcome / Guy and Candie Carawan --
Martin Luther King: a story poem / Charlotte Blake Alston --
"Over my head I see freedom in the air": the Albany movement / Bernice Johnson Reagon --
Elizabeth Eckford / Martin B. Duberman --
The golden bandit / Toni Cade Bambara --
On the horizon ; High-rise tenements ; Old Glory's story / Serious Bizness --
Roslyn Malamud: the coup ; Carmel Cato: lingering / Anna Deavere Smith --
Showdown in L.A. / Rex Ellis --
The chronicle of the sacrificed black children / Derrick Bell --
My dungeon shook / James Baldwin --
Part VII. If you holler too loud, you'll wake up the ghosts: ghost tales and superstitions. Ol' Ben / Rex Ellis --
The talking skull / Traditional from West Africa --
The 11:59 / Patricia C. McKissack --
Ligahoo / Lynn Joseph --
If your right hand itches / Willie Louise Martin McNear --
Removing the veil / Caroliese I. Frink Reed --
The liar's contest / Ed Shockley --
Brother Anancy and Brother Tiger / Charlene Welcome Hollis --
Part VII. Now that takes the cake: soul food and food memories. Sunday family dinner / E.J. Stewart --
Anancy and the plantains / Pamela Miller Facey --
Pulling that yam / Baba M. Jamal Koram, the Story Man --
Brownlocks and the bears / Vickey Lusk --
The little cornbread man / Baba M. Jamal Koram, the Story Man --
Philadelphia, Mrs. Greenstein, and terrapins / Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor --
Mary McLeod Bethune: memories / Dorothy L. Height --
Watching Uncle Shocum eat / Margaret Ramsey --
Having the last say. One day / John Edgar Wideman --
Praise poem / Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) --
Praise poem / Maya Angelou.
Responsibility: [edited by] Linda Goss and Clay Goss.

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Spanning centuries, continents and cultures, this collection brings together the diverse and enduring heritage of black storytelling. Collected here are family stories and moral fables, ghost stories  Read more...

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