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THE WORD OF THE DAY.

The Word of the day comes from WE CAST A SHADOW by Maurice Carlos Ruffin. The novel is shortlisted for the 2020 TOB.



GRIOT


NOUN griots (plural noun) a member of a class of travelling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.


ORIGIN French, earlier guiriot, perhaps from Portuguesecriado.


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