Cultural Consciousness In Joe Turner's Come And Gone

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Wrede in her essay on the cultural consciousness in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Wrede locates this double consciousness in the migration of African Americans from the South to the North where they encountered disappointments and frustration born of the similar experiences of race they thought they were leaving behind. The chapter attempts to contextualize and chronicle the experience of these recent transplants to their new location using play as a sounding board for the analysis that focus these essentially displaced people to negotiate new social relations and new lives in an often unfriendly and unwelcoming environment.
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