Strange Fruit and the Gendered Politics of Lynching

Materials accompanying the box text by this title in Chapter 13, "Gendering Genocide,"
of Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction,
by Adam Jones (Second Edition, Routledge, 2010).

Billie Holiday, Strange Fruit

Link to the MP3 version of Billie Holiday's original recording
Strange Fruit (1939), now in the public domain.

In performance

Watch Billie's devastating live version of Strange Fruit
from a 1950s TV appearance (.avi format).

Danja Mowf, Strange Fruit

Link to the MP3 version of Danja Mowf's dazzling hip-hop reworking
Strange Fruit, featuring Shawn Cha, quoted in the textbook
and posted here by kind permission of the artist.

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