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Amiri Barka and Countee Cullen as Revolutionary Writers: A Close Reading in Selected Literary Works

Asmaa Mukaram Saeed

Volume: 13 Issue: 1 2023


Despite the fact that Amiri Barka is well-known for being a dramatist whereas Countee Cullen is a poet, both have one thing in common which is their love and passion to defend and glorify their black heritage along with reviving their historical background in poetry and drama. Firstly, Amiri Barka in his play The Dutchman, presents an image about the American society when a black man and a white woman meet in a train and their meeting and conversation ends up in an unexpected way i.e. by the murder of the black man. the play opens with two characters who are talking and then their discussion turns into a fight that ends with the death of the man who is killed by the white woman. After that the body of the black man is concealed by the persons in the wagon as they are ordered by the killer. So the purpose behind writing the play is considered a revolutionary one that agitated the black people against the injustice practiced by the white men in American society at the time against minorities.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.37648/ijrssh.v13i01.031

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