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.
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.