oa Lagos Notes and Records - The image of the black soul: from the hut near the Congo to the banks of Mississippi
|Article Title||The image of the black soul: from the hut near the Congo to the banks of Mississippi|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||116 - 129|
|Keyword(s)||Civilizations, Freedom, Life-giving essences, Poetic sagacity, Psychology of black rage, Rivers as metaphor, Slavery and Trans Atlantic crossing|
The paper examines the poems of Langston Hughes, especially ï¿½The Negro Speaks of Riversï¿½ and ï¿½Dream Deferredï¿½. In a manner that can best be descriptionbed as rhetorical, Hughes exhumes the spirit of the black race and portrays it in simple poetic language, uncluttered by the linguistic jargon of the German Idealists, yet sending the message of communality of souls among the black people.
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