This paper focuses on the role of the writer as a social activist. Accordingly, I examine novelist/essayists who published during the Harlem Renaissance period 1920 to 1930 and in some cases beyond. I am interested in part in the Pan-African movement as it impacted on this era of Afro-American history. The central question explored is what are some of the dynamics that exist between the writer, movement elites, movement rank-in-file, and the broader Afro-American community? The central focus is on the kind of interactions that take place between the writer as a political activist, movement elites, and movement activists. The following writers seem to reflect this particular period -- W.E.B. Du Bois, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes among others.
Research Article| July 01 1995
The Pan-African Movement and American Black Political Fiction, 1920s to 1950s: Themes of Alienation
Explorations in Ethnic Studies (1995) 18 (2): 177–185.
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Calvin E. Harris; The Pan-African Movement and American Black Political Fiction, 1920s to 1950s: Themes of Alienation. Explorations in Ethnic Studies 1 July 1995; 18 (2): 177–185. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ees.19220.127.116.11
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