Lulu Mariam Borgohain
Department Of English
D.H.S. Kanoi College
This chapter aims to study the notion of manhood as presented in the works of Faulkner, Morrison and Gaines and the intertextual relationships at work in the novels. Manhood would be seen in the perspective of a metaphorical space/ state of mind, which is maintained and realized in different ways especially in the case of the African American man. As a victim of the social conditions of slavery and racial discrimination, the African American seeks to hold to his identity and thereby retain his integrity. The chapter will concentrate on the manifestations of manhood in the works of the three authors and the intertextual revision or reworking or spaces that the works are engaged with.
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