Fragmentation In Literature

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Literature in general is a reflection of the life of the people, individuals, communities and societies. African American writers have engaged in a creative literary writing and explore identity, fragmentation, hardships and sufferings of the African descents in America. The history of African-Americans has been a paradox of incredible triumph in the face of tremendous human tragedy. The present study will examine the black experience in white America in late 19th century as well as through the twentieth century. In the light of that, this thesis is to provide an understanding of the role of black people have played in the history of the American nation and an assessment of why they were, until the relatively recent past, excluded from the…show more content…
African-American literature exposes the horrible experiences that the Blacks went through. It has generally focused on the role of African Americans within the larger American society and what it means to be an American. This genre represented a way for free blacks to negotiate their new identity in an individualized republic. The blacks often tried to practice their political and social autonomy in the face of resistance from the white public. The great diasporic heritage has been influenced and shaped the African American literature in many countries. it has been created within the larger realm of post-colonial…show more content…
Many modern and postmodern works of literature have the characteristic of fragmentation. Thus, Fragmentation can also apply to art, where colors and images are broken up as part of the art. Modernism as a cultural wave, which swept America at the turn of the twentieth century, influenced and affected most of the literary aspects either art or music or literature through the desolation of the traditional forms. It is a kind of a sharp breaking of past rigidity. The elements of the modernism are formal, stylistic and thematic. Among African American writers Richard Wright used the technique of fragmentation as a main characteristic in his novels. The fragmentation is a very important characteristic in the modernism narration as in stream of consciousness and unconscious. The submerging of the indigenous culture into a culture of silence
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