Category: william melvin kelley

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Point of View in William Melvin Kelley’s “A Different Drummer”

William Melvin Kelley’s A Different Drummer (1962) is a fascinating book, not just for the story it tells but for the way Kelley presents that story. The novel’s plot is pretty straight forward, on the surface. An African American, Tucker Caliban, buys some land from the white family that him and has ancestors have worked for since the Civil War. After he buys the … Read More Point of View in William Melvin Kelley’s “A Different Drummer”