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The Talking Book

African Americans and the Bible

Allen Dwight Callahan

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The Talking Book

African Americans and the Bible

Allen Dwight Callahan

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Year
2008
ISBN
9780300137873
1
chapter 
one
The 
Talking 
Book
And 
I 
longed 
to 
read 
my 
Bible,
For 
precious 
words 
it 
said;
But 
when 
I 
begun 
to 
learn 
it,
Folks 
just 
shook 
their 
heads,
And 
said 
there 
was 
no 
use 
trying,
Oh! 
Chloe, 
you’re 
too 
late;
But 
as 
I 
was 
rising 
sixty,
I 
had 
no 
time 
to 
wait.
So 
I 
got 
a 
pair 
of 
glasses,
And 
straight 
to 
work 
I 
went,
And 
never 
stopped 
til 
I 
could 
read
The 
hymns 
and 
Testament.
Then 
I 
got 
a 
little 
cabin 
‚ÄĒ¬†
A 
place 
to 
call 
my 
own 
‚ÄĒ¬†
And 
I 
felt 
as 
independent
As 
the 
queen 
upon 
her 
throne.
‚ÄĒ¬†
Frances 
Harper, 
“Learning 
to 
Read‚ÄĚ
he 
was 
stymied. 
In 
the 
1850s, 
William 
Brown 
Hodgson 
struggled 
to 
translate 
a 
manuscript 
written 
in 
Arabic 
script 
by 
a 
West 
African 
Muslim 
named 
London 
who 
was 
a 
slave 
on 
a 
Georgia 
plantation. 
The 
language 
corresponded 
to 
none 
of 
the 
dialects 
that 
the 
learned 
philologist 
knew. 
The 
letters 
formed 
the 
following 
mysterious 
sounds: 
“fas 
chapta 
o 
jon 
/ 
inde 
be 
ginnen 
wasde 
wad 
/ 
and 
wad 
was 
wid 
god 
/ 
ande 
wad 
was 
god.‚Ä̬†
Hodgson 
puzzled 
over 
the 
unintelligible 
text 
until, 
sounding 
it 
out 
phonetically, 
he 
realized 
that 
the 
lines 
of 
Arabic 
script 
were 
from 
neither 
an 
Arabic 
text 
nor 
an 
Arabic 
translation 
of 
an 
English 
text. 
London 
had 
used 
Arabic 
letters 
to 

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APA 6 Citation
Callahan, A. D. (2008). The Talking Book (1st ed.). Yale University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1089508/the-talking-book-african-americans-and-the-bible-pdf (Original work published 2008)
Chicago Citation
Callahan, Allen Dwight. (2008) 2008. The Talking Book. 1st ed. Yale University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/1089508/the-talking-book-african-americans-and-the-bible-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Callahan, A. D. (2008) The Talking Book. 1st edn. Yale University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1089508/the-talking-book-african-americans-and-the-bible-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Callahan, Allen Dwight. The Talking Book. 1st ed. Yale University Press, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.