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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
William L. Andrews' To Tell a Free Story is a fine study of the history and development of the Afro-American narrative in its first century. Andrews presents the narrative in the hands of its creators as a dynamic form which, when studied for its process of telling, expresses the movement of its writers from an absence of self to a celebration of both self and community. It follows in the footsteps of Andrew's' other important contributions to the field of black studies, and promises to serve as a resource to which other studies of the genre can look.
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