By Adam Gussow

Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the learn of Southern Literature.

Seems Like homicide Here deals a revealing new account of the blues culture. faraway from mere laments approximately misplaced loves and difficult instances, the blues emerge during this provocative learn as very important responses to spectacle lynchings and the violent realities of African American existence within the Jim Crow South. With awesome interpretations of either vintage songs and literary works, from the autobiographies of W. C. convenient, David Honeyboy Edwards, and B. B. King to the poetry of Langston Hughes and the novels of Zora Neale Hurston, Seems Like homicide Here will remodel our figuring out of the blues and its enduring power.

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