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Give me that old time religion: reclaiming slave religion in the future
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents tell the story of a young visionary, Lauren Olamina, in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Lauren, the fifteen year old daughter of a black Baptist minister, ...
Time-binding in African American verbal art as a salve for post-traumatic slave syndrome
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] In the same vein of their spiritual forbearers, the African griots, African American wordsmiths utilize their time-binding capabilities in oral ...