The Griot Project Book Series

General editor:
Carmen R. Gillespie, Professor of English and Director of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies, Bucknell University

The Griot is a central figure in many West African cultures. Historically, the Griot held many functions, including as a community historian, cultural critic, indigenous artist, and collective spokesperson. Borrowing from this rich tradition, the Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and the Griot Project Book Series define the Griot as a metaphor for the academic and creative interdisciplinary exploration of the arts, literatures, and cultures of African America, Africa, and the African diaspora.

The series consists of scholarly monographs and creative works devoted to the interdisciplinary exploration of the aesthetic, artistic and cultural products and intellectual currents of historical and contemporary African America and of the African diaspora using narrative as a thematic and theoretical framework for the selection and execution of its projects.

Prospective authors should send proposals (not manuscripts) to the series editor:

Professor Carmen Gillespie
Department of English
Bucknell University
1 Dent Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
or electronically to

Forthcoming titles in the series:

Titles in the series:

Vincent L. Stephens and Anthony Stewart, Eds. Postracial America?: An Interdisciplinary Study (2016)

James Braxton Peterson, Ed. In Media Res: Race, Identity, and Pop Culture in the Twenty-First Century (2015)

Angèle Kingué. Venus of Khala-Kanti (2015)

Myronn Hardy. Catastrophic Bliss (2012)

Carmen R. Gillespie. Toni Morrison: Forty Years in The Clearing (2012)


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