African Writers Comparison Essay by LDove

African Writers
A comparison paper on the male- female relationship as portrayed by several African writers.
# 94900 | 1,561 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines how African writers have many views on the past and current male-female relationship in the African-American community. It looks at the points of view of several authors including Z. Solofa, Angela Davis, Zora Hurston, Bell Hook and J. California Cooper.

From the Paper:

"In Bell Hook's "Healing the Hurt", Male-female relationships are unbalanced from patriarchal thinking. Most men were raised to believe that "...the world was mine, there were no chores to speak of and my aggressions were considered normal. Something we boys do as a right of passage." This type of thinking can lead to aggressive behavior in relationships later, even turning into abuse. Black males should be held accountable for their actions when they choose to be self destructive. They need to be taught that it is not necessary to be unemotional or gentle. They are out of touch with their true selves and unable to truly love. They have no platform from which to educate the masses or to help build the black male self esteem."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cooper, J. California, Family
  • Davis, Angela Y., Slavery and Womanhood
  • Hooks, Bell, Salvation: Black People and Love, Love is Our Hope
  • Hooks, Bell, Salvation: Black People and Love, Healing the Hurt
  • Hurston, Zora Neale, Tea Cake and Janie

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