Farah Jasmine Griffin

Farah Jasmine Griffin is an American academic and professor specializing in African-American literature. She is William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies and Director Elect of the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University. She is the author of Who Set You Flowin’?”: The African American Migration Narrative (1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (2001), Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (2008), and most recently, Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II (2013).

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