Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age
by Adam Banks
Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.
208 pages, ISBN 0809330202

Reviewed by Jessica Edwards
Washington State University

<Introduction> <Groove> <Track 1> <Track 2> <Track 3> <Track 4> <Track 5> <Conclusion> <Works Cited>

Digital Griots

The Playlist: Track 5

Track 5 is the fade, "Notes toward African American Rhetoric 2.0," and it suggests that with the changing technologies and uses of them, it is important for us as teachers-scholars to engage in "intellectual work connecting technologies, in all the layered senses in which we use the word, to humanistic inquiry" (154). Banks calls for a reimagining of African American rhetoric in Composition Studies in order to understand it as a digital humanities project that links print, oral, and digital traditions in a way that is humanistic and culturally responsible.