Amiri Baraka Quote: “‘Griot’ is a French word which…”

Baraka Quote, young lady dressed in all white for carnival

‘Griot’ is a French word which means, you know, really, literally, ‘cry.’ You know, like the town crier. You know, they come in and say, you know, ‘It’s nine o’clock; everything is cool.’ You know, ‘President Bush is a fool.’ I mean, stuff like that just to tell you. But for the kind of, the African thing is called djali.

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Name: Amiri Baraka
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: October 7, 1934
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