camille f. forbes



~THE BOOK: Introducing Bert Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway, and the Story of America's First Black Star~

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The summary of Introducing Bert Williams.

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The story of "The Greatest Comedian on the American Stage."

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Critical acclaim.


Coming Soon!

~academic writing~

"Dancing with 'Racial Feet': Bert Williams and the Performance of Blackness"
An analysis of Bert Williams's onstage and offstage interventions as a solo performer in vaudeville.

"Representing the West in the Arabic Language: The Slave Narrative of Omar of Ibn Said"
An analysis of the rediscovered 1831 slave narrative of Muslim Omar ibn Said, studying the narrative's use of Arabic language and Qur'anic references.
--Co-author with Ghada Osman

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