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



Jeffery Renard Allen

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

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

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.