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Postcolonial Imagination: History and Narration in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of English, Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya, Rajgurunagar, Pune, MS-410505, India

Res. J.  Language and Literature Humanities, Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 8-9, February,19 (2017)


Toni Morrison in her novels exploresthe complexities of black women's experience in white- dominated America. She tries to unfold the contradictions in her African - American identity. Conscious of her own marginalization within the context of mainstream she starts valuing her peripheral existence. For this, she uses Magic Realism as a literary device to represent the history of Afro-American slave tradition. Morrison reveals the reality of Eurocentric discourse and its consequences on the black identity.


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