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Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature

Coloring Outside the (Black and White) Lines

  • Authors
  • Diana Adesola Mafe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Diana Adesola Mafe
    Pages 113-139
  3. Diana Adesola Mafe
    Pages 141-152
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-195

About this book

Introduction

Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature examines the popular literary stereotype, the tragic mulatto, from a transnational perspective. Mafe considers the ways in which specific South African and American writers have used this controversial literary character to challenge the logic of racial categorization.

Keywords

Africa African America American literature Amerikanische Literatur English literature literature logic play tradition tragedy

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