The Urban Griot
by Daryl Keith Middlebrook
In West Africa, the Griot (pronounced gre-o) was the village storyteller and poet. It was his duty to be the voice of the people, the one who kept the spirit of the long-gone elders alive. The Urban Griot takes up that mantle thousands of miles from the Motherland. This is a compilation of short stories, flash fiction and poems dealing with the lives of the African diaspora in the U.S.