Afro Lit Final 3

  1. dutchman, revolutionary theatre, black arts
    Amiri Baraka
  2. Setting on a train with Clay (African American male) and Lula (white female). Lula is the devil who uses her charm to win over Clay and kills him at the end of the play.
    Dutchman (Amiri Baraka)
  3. Author of "Sweat"; was a fixture of the Harlem Renaissance before writing her masterwork, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.' (anthropology)
    Zora Neale Hurston
  4. Delia Jones, is a washwoman and that her husband is Sykes. Sykes is cheating on Delia; Sykes brings a rattlesnake home, the snake gets loose and attacks Sykes and Delia watches it kill him.
    Sweat (Zora Neale Hurston)
  5. Harlem Renaissance, used a lot of music in poetry; was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright (jazz poetry)
    Langston Hughes
  6. Heritage
    Countee Collen
  7. questions the significance of the African continent; offering hypothetical answers that have their basis in myths and stereotypes (poem); ask the question “What is Africa to me?”
    Heritage (Countee Collen)
  8. Brothers and Keepers
    John Wideman
  9. focuses on John, the narrator, who is an educated black man, and his brother, Robby, who serves a life sentence in prison for armed robbery and murder. Through John's visits with Robby, the two discuss and examine their lives up to this point to understand how one brother ends up successful and the other ends up in prison. Robby murders a man, the FBI finds him and he get the life sentence, graduates with an associates degree in prison
    Brothers and Keepers (John Wideman)
  10. Everyday Use
    Alice Walker
  11. Mama waits for her daughters arrival in the yard- Dee; Maggie, Mama's other daughter is self conscious and jealous when it comes to Dee; was a house fire; community raised money to send Dee to college; Dee has an attitude, stuck up, superior etc. ; Maggie and Dee argue over quilts
    Everyday Use (Alice Walker)
  12. Equal opportunity
    Walter Mosely
  13. Socrates main character; man who killed two of his friends with his bare hands when he was drunk/stonned, he goes to prison for 27 years, sells cans for 8 years to support himself, decides to get a job at a supermarket but experiences discrimination with the boss (because he doesnt have a phone, or a car) - they don't know about his past
    Equal Opportunity (Walter Mosely)
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Afro Lit Final 3