The Teachings

The Teachings : Drawn from African-American Spirituals

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Spirituals have inspired and illuminated the lives of generations of Americans. Invented, edited, and transformed by those who sang them, spirituals are a source of pride and of cultural knowledge - strengthening, heartening, and informing.Artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, having drawn courage and wisdom from these songs all her life, here presents the images they evoke in her. She incorporates texts into the art - some from a little book of spirituals that was given to her when she was nine years old, some from a lifetime of "just hearing songs." Aminah has "re-remembered" these songs, adding to them, rearranging them, interpreting them. In this collection of striking drawings she passes on to the children of the future "the teachings," the lessons of the past, the lessons of the spirituals, as she has understood them.
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  • Hardback | 62 pages
  • 200.66 x 254 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
  • United States
  • English
  • 015188126X
  • 9780151881260

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