A Study of Multi Cultural Themes in the Novels of Ishmael Reed

Authors

  • C. JEEVA Ph.D (PART TIME) SCHOLAR, PG & RESEARCH DEPT OF ENGLISH, GOVERNMENT ARTS COLLEGE, SALEM-7 ASST.PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, PG & RESEARCH DEPT OF ENGLISH, SRI VIDYA MANDIR ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE, KATTERI, UTHANGARAI, 636902, KRISHNAGIRI-DT, TAMILNADU.

Keywords:

Multi, culture, parody, racism, etc….

Abstract

Ishmael Reed is an eminent writer in Afro - American literature. He is the pioneer in expressing the sufferings of black people through his novels. Culture plays a vital role in the life of human. When people are forced to live in a culture when is not their own, they suffer a lot.  He used multi themes in his novels. He is one of the leading satirist in black literature. His parodic style is differing from other writers. This paper deals how Ishmael used multi themes in his literary pieces to expose the life of black people and their struggle for survival. He mostly examines politics, religion, technology, parody, racism mythology and various themes in his literary pieces.

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Published

2018-08-10