ON THE MARGIN OF BLACKNESS

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This article aims at proposing a contemporary view on the condition of black marginality. Based on an investigation of diachronic representations of African-American marginality, the article claims that the equation of nation, culture, language and literature is nowadays an obsolete truth and further argues that, as the present-day mobility of perspective renders any centre relative, the correlative notions of centre and margin prove to be circumstantial and self-effacing. The article then suggests that, in the multiplicity of relative centres, any category of identification, such as race or ethnicity, constitutes just one choice among others and goes on to investigate whether …


CULTURAL SPACES AND MARGINALITY IN A RAISIN IN THE SUN

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Marginalization has been a special matter of question for African-American leaders, thinkers (B.T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois) and writers in the United States. Thus, it has been an ongoing debate throughout the 20th century and the debate was drawn in A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and the first play that was presented on Broadway by an African-American female dramatist, Lorraine Hansberry. The aim of this study is to analyze marginality related to cultural spaces in A Raisin in the Sun through social criticism. Derrida’s basic formulation, ‘différance’, reflects that meaning can be deferred. This formulation is applied to A Raisin …