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This paper examines the African-American experience as it is expressed in the work of several notable writers. The author states that the works of black writers reflect aspects of American life and the development of American society over time. Several works are discussed that highlight various themes in African-American life, such as slavery and discrimination. The paper concludes by stating that the black experience is as American as any other and complements the experience of the majority society in many respects even as it extends it to new areas.
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- Chesnutt, Charles W. The Marrow of Tradition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1969.
- Ellison, Ralph. The Invisible Man. New York: vintage Books, 1989.
- Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Perennial Classic, 1990.
- Larsen, Nella. Passing. New York: Modern Library, 2000.
Cite this Research Paper:
African-American Literature (2007, August 13) Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/african-american-literature-97398/
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