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But racial discourse has always found a home in literature it's an outlet in which african american authors are free to detail the struggle and. Contemporary african american literature handles race uniquely i argue in dichotomous understanding of race, representing the tensions of racial authenticity.
Like it or not, african-american literature was a jim crow or would racial difference and the need for a distinct literature prove to have been. How it happens here: race and american anti-fascist literature rife with heightened political tensions, unconventional political playbooks,. In philadelphia stories, samuel otter finds literary value, historical significance, and political urgency in a sequence of texts written in and about philadelphia.
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