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Song of the Shank, a Novel by Jeffery Renard Allen

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Jeffery Renard Allen talks about his new novel, Song of the Shank, a contemporary American story about music, race, an unforgettable man, and an unreal America during the Civil War era. At the heart of this novel is Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom.

Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen
Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen

 

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Jeffery Renard Allen

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Comments [1]

fuva from harlemworld

Clarification: There were fewer black Euroclassical musical geniuses. But the 'folk' musical talent of blacks was widely known.

Jul. 02 2014 01:16 PM

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