Deconstructing Eurocentric Representation in Charles by Hamid Masfour

By Hamid Masfour

examine Paper (postgraduate) from the 12 months 2015 within the topic American stories - Literature, grade: 16/20, , direction: Afro-American literature, language: English, summary: in lots of methods, Charles Johnson’s novel "The center Passage" (1990) might be thought of a refined rewriting of slavery and a meticulous rethinking of the Eurocentric representations of blacks. throughout the trip of an ex-slave, Calhoun Ruthford, stowing away on a boat to flee a pressured marriage, Charles Johnson weaves a postmodern slave narrative instructed from the point of view of a black protagonist to question the tropes of white superiority.

In each twist and switch of the plot, Calhoun’s reflective trip underlies diversified websites of deconstruction opposed to white paradigms, artistically masterminded to unveil major moments of self-contradictory essentialist Eurocentrism. With a counter-discourse advocating inter-subjectivity, human interconnectedness, subjective mobility and 3rd areas, the center passage, as this essay argues, enacts diverse deconstructive concepts concerning anti-Eurocentric cultural politics with rebellious Afro-American poetics

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