Amy Sickels's African-American Writers (Multicultural Voices) PDF

By Amy Sickels

ISBN-10: 1604133112

ISBN-13: 9781604133110

African-American authors have additional their voices to the yank literary tapestry via riveting works. African-American Writers discusses the demonstrated authors and newly rising voices that experience made lasting contributions to American literature. Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Ernest J. Gaines, Walter Dean Myers, Alice Walker, August Wilson, Charles Johnson, and Gloria Naylor are profiled besides their essential works which are often assigned in study rooms at the present time.

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In his sermon by the river, Ned wears his army uniform, asserting his identity as an American. The whites find him threatening and hire a Cajun, Albert Cluveau, to kill Ned. Though the community is afraid to support Ned, after he is killed, people are eager “to touch his body,” reinforcing his portrayal as a Christlike figure. Jane moves to Robert Samson’s plantation in book 3, “The Plantation,” which addresses the destructive forces of racism. The focus is no longer on Jane but on the plantation owners, Robert and his wife, Miss Amma Dean, and their son, Tee Bob.

In 1965, Morrison moved to Syracuse, New York, to become a textbook editor of a subsidiary of Random House. Two years later, she transferred to New York City and was promoted to senior editor, where she specialized in publishing and editing black writers, including Angela Davis, Toni Cade Bambara, and Gayle Jones. During this time, she also taught part time at two separate branches of the State University of New York. Morrison remained at Random House until 1984, when she was appointed to the Albert Schweitzer Chair of the Humanities at the State University of New York at Albany.

Master-slave dynamics continue to influence the lives of the free, as evidenced in the way Timmy must ride his horse (symbolizing his manhood) behind his half-brother, Tee Bob, who rides a mule. On the plantation, which embodies and suggests the social order of the South, black women are exploited and expected to be submissive both emotionally and sexually. When Tee Bob falls in love with Mary Agnes, viewing her as a human being instead of an object, he challenges and upsets this system. The African Americans living on Samson’s plantation endure injustices because they are afraid to speak out.

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