I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on their Craft

  title={I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on their Craft},
  author={Jacqueline L. Castledine},
  journal={The Oral History Review},
  pages={89 - 91}
With the passing of South African jazz artist Miriam Makeba and African American folksinger Odetta in late fall 2008, the activist community lost two of its most steadfast voices for social justice. The significance of this loss is evident in i Got thunder: Black women songwriters and their Craft, a collection of twenty interviews edited by Sarah Lawrence College professor LaShonda Katrice Barnett. Barnett’s interviews of Makeba and Odetta, as well as U.S. civil rights icon Nina Simone, who… 

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