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On the Real Side

Laughing Lying & Signifyng-Undrgrnd Trad Africn-Amer Humor

by Mel Watkins

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theater - General,
  • History and criticism,
  • Black American Sociology,
  • Blacks In Performing Arts,
  • Sociology,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Social Science / African-American Studies,
  • African American wit and humor,
  • American wit and humor,
  • Black entertainers

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages656
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7662254M
    ISBN 100671689827
    ISBN 109780671689827


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