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By Amy Sickels

African-American authors have additional their voices to the yank literary tapestry via riveting works. African-American Writers discusses the proven authors and newly rising voices that experience made lasting contributions to American literature. Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Ernest J. Gaines, Walter Dean Myers, Alice Walker, August Wilson, Charles Johnson, and Gloria Naylor are profiled besides their vital works which are in most cases assigned in school rooms this day.

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Sethe calls Beloved her “best thing,” and Paul disagrees: “You your best thing, Sethe. ” Sethe’s last question, “Me? ” affirms Baby Suggs’s notion that loving one’s self leads to freedom. While Beloved represents the unchangeable nature of the past, Sethe, Paul D, and Denver embody and illustrate the possibilities of the present and future, as they evolve from slaves to free men and women. ” As the novel closes with one word, “Beloved,” Morrison seems to be challenging the reader not to forget.

Grant’s early attempts at conversation with Jefferson are trivial and halfhearted, but he is sensitive to Miss Emma’s pain, and on the next visit, he tells Jefferson that he must stop hurting her. Jefferson responds by making a crude comment about Vivian, but even though Grant is insulted, he does not succumb to anger and feels only sympathy for Jefferson. The sheriff wants Jefferson to remain docile and subservient and considers Grant’s visits a waste of time; Grant silently agrees that he has not “done a thing” to help the prisoner.

After Big Laura and her baby are murdered by patrollers, Jane, numbed by the violence of slavery, cannot even cry. It is a system of inhumane oppression. One white woman wants Jane to come with her, promising her that she has always treated her slaves well. When Jane refuses, the woman cries from the realization that, even though she was “nice” to her slaves, she has been complicit in a brutal system. Racist dynamics and attitudes are so ingrained in postwar southern society that some slaves do not know how to cope with freedom.

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