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Afro-American and East German Fiction

A Comparative Study of Alienation, Identity and the Development of Self

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Vernessa C. White

Afro-American and East German fiction point to significant parallels in the pattern of social development among members of both groups, despite the diversities of race, culture and polemical political systems, factors traditionally viewed as barriers. This work compares the social development of contemporary Afro-American and East German counterparts by means of literary analysis.
Contents: Afro-American Literary Images - Racism, Sexism, and Black Identity - Black Identity and the Bourgeoisie - Socialist Humanism vs. Socialist Realism - Morality and Consciousness in Renata and Buridans Esel.