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Racial/Body Politics and Concessional Hegemony in Richard Wright’s Native Son and Maya Angelou’s I know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Racial/Body Politics and Concessional Hegemony in Richard Wright’s Native Son and Maya Angelou’s I know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Okwudiri Anasiudu Introduction Racial politics as a concept is woven around the ideological state apparatus of any society in which it is practised. It shares similarity with systemic racism which finds its voice in the economy, judiciary, religion, and it is articulated through the resources of language and daily social relations (Racist America, xiv).Read more about Racial/Body Politics and Concessional Hegemony in Richard Wright’s Native Son and Maya Angelou’s I know Why the Caged Bird Sings[...]

The Golden State

The Golden State

The Department of Motor Vehicles in California is a great equalizer. It has no race, income, gender, or sexual prejudices. It treats everybody miserably. What happened to this state? Rising rents, astronomical home prices, traffic congestion, homelessness. I remember growing up in California in the fifties, life was better. Orange groves lined the freeways. YouRead more about The Golden State[...]