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Let's Flip the Script

An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning

Keith Gilyard

African American Studies, Education, Language and Literature, Linguistics and Rhetoric, Race and Ethnicity

Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814336793
Pages: 144 Size: EPUB

Written in an engaging style by a homeboy scholar, the book is a must-read for those of us engaged in the educational enterprise.

— Geneva Smitherman

In Let's Flip the Script, respected poet and essayist Keith Gilyard broadens the debate about language and education. Fusing insights derived from practical experience with knowledge drawn from an impressive and interdisciplinary array of texts, he examines-always with an eye on the state of
African America-connections among language, politics, expressive culture, and pedagogy. This book is a rousing contribution to the African American intellectual tradition.

Keith Gilyard is Professor of Writing and English and Director of the Writing Program at Syracuse University. He received his M.F.A. from Columbia University and his Ed.D. from New York University. He is the author of a book of poetry, American Forty and Voices of the Self. He is also the editor of Spirit and Flame: An Anthology of African American Poetry and a co-editor of Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle ... And Other Modern Verse.