African American Identity Comparison Essay by The Research Group

African American Identity
Discusses the theme in two short stories.
# 48188 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Comparison) , African-American Studies (General)

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African American identity is examined in two short stories: James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" and Alice Walker's "Everyday Use." Discusses how members of an oppressed minority group achieve a sense of personal identity and recognition of their heritage and place in American society.

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"Alice Walker and James Baldwin are two of America's most prominent African-American writers. Both have addressed the question of how one "becomes" African-American, focusing on issues of how an oppressed minority group and its members achieve a sense ..."

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