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Tag African American English

“Afro-Vegan”

Terry, B (2014). Afro-vegan, Farm-fresh African, Caribbean & Southern flavors remixed. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press. Find the book at worldcat.org/isbn/1607745313 E.g., Names of the dishes of African, Caribbean, and Southern soul food origins–chermula, dukkah, kelewele, maque choux, and tamales–in the… Continue Reading →

“Ain’t so/ Is not”

Graff, G. & Birkenstein, C. (2010). ‘Ain’t so/is not’: Academic writing doesn’t always mean setting aside your voice. In “They say/I say,” The moves that matter in academic writing (pp. 121-128). 2nd ed. New York: Norton. Find the book at worldcat.org/isbn/0393935841

Chance the Rapper

You can watch a feature about Chance the Rapper, ‘Music Mogul Chance the Rapper on Changing the Music Industry’ by ABC news here. And/or you can read an article by Chicago Reader, ‘The Year Chicago Hip-hop Beat the Haters,’ here.

“A Different World”

Werner, T. (Producer). Shakespeare translation [Television sitcom episode]. A different world.

“Disrupting Authority”

Shelton, C. D., & Howson, E. E. (2014). Disrupting authority: Writing mentors and code-meshing pedagogy. Praxis: A writing center journal 12(1), 77-83. Find the article here.

“Eloquent Rage”

Cooper, B (2018). Eloquent rage: a black feminist discovers her superpower. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Find the book here: worldcat.org/isbn/1250112575

“From the Hood to the Amen Corner”

Smitherman, G. (1996). African-American English: From the hood to the amen corner. University of Minnesota. Find the book at worldcat.org/isbn/1-881221-21-0 

“Get Out”

Peele, J. (Director). (2017). Get out. Los Angeles: Universal Studios. In the scene above, Chris tries to reach out to Georgina by using salient expressions of AAVE. With, however, her former consciousness trapped deep in the metaphorical “Sunken Place” and… Continue Reading →

“Gettin’ Our Groove On”

Campbell, K. E. (2005). “Gettin’ our groove on”: Rhetoric, language, and literacy for the hip hop generation. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Find the book at worldcat.org/isbn/081432925X

“Homegoing”

Gyasi, Y. (2017). Homegoing (reprint ed.). New York: Vintage. Find the book at worldcat.org/isbn/1101971061. An excerpt (code-meshing English and Asante Twi [of Ghana]) Akua would start each walk by asking her daughters where they wanted to go. She would sling baby Yaw in… Continue Reading →

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