By Diana Adesola Mafe
Combined Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature examines the preferred literary stereotype, the tragic mulatto, from a transnational standpoint. Mafe considers the ways that particular South African and American writers have used this arguable literary personality to problem the good judgment of racial categorization.
Read or Download Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature: Coloring Outside the (Black and White) Lines PDF
Similar African American books
For over centuries, critics and the black neighborhood have tended to technique African-American literature as easily yet another entrance within the very important struggle opposed to racism, valuing slave narratives and twentieth-century works alike, basically for his or her political impression. during this quantity, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Those autobiographies of Afro-American ex-slaves contain the most important physique of literature produced through slaves in human background. The booklet involves 3 sections: chosen reports of slave narratives, relationship from 1750 to 1861; essays analyzing how such narratives function ancient fabric; and essays exploring the narratives as literary artifacts.
The pre-Civil struggle autobiographies of well-known fugitives similar to Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs shape the bedrock of the African American narrative culture. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves endured to put in writing approximately their adventure of enslavement and their upward fight to gain the promise of freedom and citizenship.
The trendy notion of Victorians is they have been impassive prudes, imprisoned by means of sexual repression and suffocating social constraints; they expressed love and affection merely in the bounds of matrimony—if in any respect. And but, a wealth of proof contradicting this concept has been hiding in simple sight for as regards to a century.
Extra info for Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature: Coloring Outside the (Black and White) Lines