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African American Satire

African American Satire
  • Author : Darryl Dickson-Carr
  • Publsiher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 26 February 2021
  • ISBN : 9780826263742
  • Pages : 226 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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"Satire's real purpose as a literary genre is to criticize through humor, irony, caricature, and parody, and ultimately to defy the status quo. In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African-American satire and the vital role it has played. In the process he investigates African American literature, American literature, and the history of satire." --Book Jacket.


African American Satire

African American Satire
  • Author : Darryl Dickson-Carr
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 26 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKAfrican American Satire

"Satire's real purpose as a literary genre is to criticize through humor, irony, caricature, and parody, and ultimately to defy the status quo. In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African-American satire and the vital role it has played. In the process he investigates African American literature, American literature, and the history of satire." --Book Jacket.


African American Humor, Irony and Satire

African American Humor, Irony and Satire
  • Author : Dana A. Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 26 March 2009
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African American Humor, Irony, and Satire: Ishmael Reed, Satirically Speaking includes select proceedings from the annual Heart’s Day Conference, sponsored by the Department of English at Howard University. Among the collection’s many strengths is the range of essays included here. Essays on Ishmael Reed center the collection, and satirists from George Schuyler to Aaron McGruder are examined as are popular culture comedians Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle. Thus, the collection adds broadly to the body of scholarship on


Laughing to Keep from Dying

Laughing to Keep from Dying
  • Author : Danielle Fuentes Morgan
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 16 November 2020
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By subverting comedy's rules and expectations, African American satire promotes social justice by connecting laughter with ethical beliefs in a revolutionary way. Danielle Fuentes Morgan ventures from Suzan-Lori Parks to Leslie Jones and Dave Chappelle to Get Out and Atlanta to examine the satirical treatment of race and racialization across today's African American culture. Morgan analyzes how African American artists highlight the ways that society racializes people and bolsters the powerful myth that we live in a "post-racial" nation. The


The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 03 March 2015
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog A biting


Post-Soul Satire

Post-Soul Satire
  • Author : Derek C. Maus,James J. Donahue
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 07 July 2014
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From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy, from Bamboozled to The Boondocks, from Chappelle’s Show to The Colored Museum, this collection of twenty-one essays takes an interdisciplinary look at the flowering of satire and its influence in defining new roles in black identity. As a mode of expression for a generation of writers, comedians, cartoonists, musicians, filmmakers, and visual/conceptual artists, satire enables collective questioning of many of the fundamental presumptions about black identity in the wake of the civil


Satire Or Evasion?

Satire Or Evasion?
  • Author : James S. Leonard,Thomas Tenney,Thadious M. Davis
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 26 February 1992
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Essays examine the racist elements of Huckleberry Finn and the extent to which they are able to turn the novel into a satirical attack on racism


Spoofing the Modern

Spoofing the Modern
  • Author : Darryl Dickson-Carr
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 06 July 2015
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Spoofing the Modern is the first book devoted solely to studying the role satire played in the movement known as the “New Negro,” or Harlem, Renaissance from 1919 to 1940. As the first era in which African American writers and artists enjoyed frequent access to and publicity from major New York–based presses, the Harlem Renaissance helped the talents, concerns, and criticisms of African Americans to reach a wider audience in the 1920s and 1930s. These writers and artists joined a growing


Going There

Going There
  • Author : Richard J. Powell
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 22 September 2020
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In this groundbreaking study, Richard J. Powell investigates the visual forms of satire produced by black artists in 20th- and 21st-century America. Underscoring the historical use of visual satire as antiracist dissent and introspective critique, Powell argues that it has a distinctly African American lineage. Taking on some of the most controversial works of the past century--in all their complexity, humor, and provocation--Powell raises important questions about the social power of art. Expansive in both historical reach and breadth of


Black No More

Black No More
  • Author : George S. Schuyler
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 08 March 2012
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A satirical approach to debunking the myths of white supremacy and racial purity, this 1931 novel recounts the consequences of a mysterious scientific process that transforms black people into whites.


Oreo

Oreo
  • Author : Fran Ross
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 07 July 2015
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A pioneering, dazzling satire about a biracial black girl from Philadelphia searching for her Jewish father in New York City Oreo is raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note that triggers her quest to find him. What ensues is a playful, modernized parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in seventies


Friday Black

Friday Black
  • Author : Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release : 26 February 2021
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A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America.


Crazy Funny

Crazy Funny
  • Author : Lisa A. Guerrero
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 12 November 2019
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This book examines the ways in which contemporary works of black satire make black racial madness legible in ways that allow us to see the connections between suffering from racism and suffering from mental illness. Showing how an understanding of racism as a root cause of mental and emotional instability complicates the ways in which we think about racialized identity formation and the limits of socially accepted definitions of (in)sanity, it concentrates on the unique ability of the genre


Think Like a White Man

Think Like a White Man
  • Author : Dr Boulé Whytelaw III,Nels Abbey
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 16 May 2019
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'This book rewarded me with dark, dry chuckles on every page' Reni Eddo-Lodge 'Hilarious . . . This original approach to discussing race is funny, intellectual and timely' Independent 'The work of a true mastermind' Benjamin Zephaniah I learned early on that, for me as a black professional, to rise through the ranks and really attain power, I needed to adopt the most ruthless of mindsets possible: the mindset of the White Man who would tear your cheek from your face before he


How to Be Black

How to Be Black
  • Author : Baratunde Thurston
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 31 January 2012
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New York Times Bestseller Baratunde Thurston’s comedic memoir chronicles his coming-of-blackness and offers practical advice on everything from “How to Be the Black Friend” to “How to Be the (Next) Black President”. Have you ever been called “too black” or “not black enough”? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? Have you ever heard of black people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. It is also for anyone


Laughing Fit to Kill

Laughing Fit to Kill
  • Author : Glenda Carpio
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 July 2008
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Reassessing the meanings of "black humor" and "dark satire," Laughing Fit to Kill illustrates how black comedians, writers, and artists have deftly deployed various modes of comedic "conjuring"--the absurd, the grotesque, and the strategic expression of racial stereotypes--to redress not only the past injustices of slavery and racism in America but also their legacy in the present. Focusing on representations of slavery in the post-civil rights era, Carpio explores stereotypes in Richard Pryor's groundbreaking stand-up act and the outrageous