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Boondock Kollage

Stories from the Hip Hop South


Regina N. Bradley

Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South is a collection of twelve short stories that addresses issues of race, place, and identity in the post–Civil Rights American South. Using historical, spectral, and hip hop infused fiction, Boondock Kollage critically engages readers to question the intersections of regionalism and black culture in current American society.

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Chapter 9: As Above So Below


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My name is Janie but Mam, my great aunt, has called me Scoot since I would drag my butt across the floor to grab at cabinet knobs. “Tryna get somewhere fast,” she’d laugh. These days, I only answered to that name for her.

Boom. Boom. Boom.

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