Neo Slave Narrative Analysis

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The Neo-Slave Narrative and the Master Narrative Kindred is a clear instance of the neo-slave narrative, an Afro- American genre of writing that recounts the personal experiences of slaves that examines the past of African-American slaves and represent the nineteenth-century slave narrative tradition, that was first published in 1979. Ashraf argues "that there are three types of neo slave narrative: the third person historical novel of slavery, the first person narration of the life story of a slave, and the recounting of the traumatic legacy of slavery of slavery on later generations. This genre identifies historical narrations from those that follow the effects of slavery in the present. According to Ashraf Rushdy's definition of neo slave narrative in the oxford companion to African American Literature that defines a neo-slave narrative as: modern or contemporary fictional works substantially concerned with depicting the experience or the effects of new world…show more content…
Moreover, it is a black history which must be faced by the people at large in order to find a way out from late twentieth-century problems of racial and gender abuse. Thus Dana and her husband union may be considered as a perfect image of the American community, showing the necessity to wipe out racial boundaries and identify all of the American people as "kindred.". As a participation in black feminist discourse, Octavia's neo slave narrative also shows a utopian narrative to the master narrative. The exchange of views between nations may take us to a better understanding of past in general and the past of Afro-American women in particular. In conclusion, Kindred is the essence of a neo-slave narrative. Not only is a narration written by a contemporary writer, its heroine is a contemporary
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