By Michelle M. Wright
Wright argues that 3 nineteenth-century American and ecu works addressing race—Thomas Jefferson’s Notes at the nation of Virginia, G. W. F. Hegel’s Philosophy of History, and count number Arthur de Gobineau’s Essay at the Inequality of the Human Races—were quite influential in shaping twentieth-century principles approximately Black subjectivity. She considers those treatises extensive and describes how the innovative Black thinkers W. E. B. Du Bois, goalé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Frantz Fanon countered the theories they promulgated. She explains that whereas Du Bois, Césaire, Senghor, and Fanon rejected the racist ideologies of Jefferson, Hegel, and Gobineau, for the main half they did so inside what remained a nationalist, patriarchal framework. Such continual nationalist and sexist ideologies have been later subverted, Wright exhibits, within the paintings of Black girls writers together with Carolyn Rodgers and Audre Lorde and, extra lately, the British novelists Joan Riley, Naomi King, Jo Hodges, and Andrea Levy. by means of contemplating diasporic writing starting from Du Bois to Lorde to the modern African novelists Simon Njami and Daniel Biyaoula, Wright unearths Black subjectivity as wealthy, assorted, and continuously evolving.
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