Summary Of Quicksand By Nella Larsen

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Quicksand was writen by Nella Larsen in America. First published in 1928 by Knopf to enthusiastic reviews. In a Crisis review educator, called it the best piece of fiction that Negro America has produced since the day of Charles Chesnutt and From the Dark Tower author Davis considered the character of Helga Crane the most intriguing and complex character in Harlem Renaissance fiction. In many ways, this book contributed to African American Writers and considered a critique of a society in which self-expression and autonomy are not allowed, especially for black women. Nella Larsen was born Nellie Walker on April 13, 1891, in Chicago, Illinois, to immigrant parents. Her father, Peter Walker, was a black cook from the West Indies,
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In wich depict the mulatto theme which had become popular in American literature. In such works the male or female protagonist, who is light enough to pass for white, finds that all personal ambitions (education, employment, social mobility in general) are severely limited when one is held to the racial restrictions which typified the early 20th century in the North as well as in the South. Nella Larsen had a great influence in fighting for the rights of African Americans that were suffering from racism, and were restricted for their basic rights and forced to migrate to find a better life.
Quicksand is a book that talk about a brave girl that struggle a lot to live in American society. Although this means that Nella Larsen use Helga experience to explore racial tension in 1920s in America and Europe and how mix-race people struggle to find their identity in two insular cultures. Helga attempt to a home in Harlem Renasssience era in New York, rural Georgia. She unable to find a true acceptance anywhere, and resigns herself to her fate and courageous.
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They were kept in rural areas mostly in the south, they were maintaining as agricultural workers and were exclude from their political process. However they fought for their rights, by migrated to urban areas, participated in no agricultural occupations and developed political organization, and also they participated in First World War and Second World War. Which shows a connection between our society whereby we were colonized by Portuguese who restricted us from our basic rights. We were not allowed to participate in political process, social, and educational and were discriminated. But we fought for our independence and we are still fighting for our life, and working hard to accomplish our
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