Theorizing Black Power Movement in African American Literature: An Analysis of Morrison's Fiction

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the influence of the Black Power movement on the AfricanAmerican literary productions; especially in the fictional works of Toni Morrison. As an African-American author, Toni Morrison presents the idea of 'Africanness' in her novels. Morrison's fiction comments on the fluid bond amongst the African-American community, the Black Power and Black Aesthetics. The works of Morrison focus on various critical points in the history of African-Americans, her fiction recalls not only the memory of Africa but also contemplates the contemporary issues. Morrison situates the power politics within the framework of literature by presenting the history of the African-American cultures.

Authors

1-Fayaz Ahmad Kumar
PhD Scholar, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

2-Colette Morrow
Associate Professor, Perdue Northwest University, USA.

Keywords

Trauma, Fiction, History, Memory, Community

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-IV).06


Page Nos

45-53

Volume & Issue

V - IV

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Published: 12 2020

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