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Search for Identity in Langston Hughes

Summary: After the Negro began to search his identity in the glorious past-his heritage and his folk tradition, he began to feel proud of his black wholesome colour. Langston Hughes has been given the credit for nourishing the black sensibility and inspiring it to create Afro-American literature and transforming it into a literature of struggle.
Satinder Kumar Verma

Research Scholar

Department of English

Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma

Lecturer

Department of English

Maharaj Singh (PG) College, Saharanpur (U.P.)

SEARCH FOR IDENTITY IN THE POETRY OF LANGSTON HUGHES

In exploring the problem of identity in Black literature we find no simple or definite explanation. Nevertheless, it is generally accepted that it is rooted in the reality of the discriminatory social system in America with its historic origins in the institution of slavery. One can discern that this slavery system imposes a double burden on the Negro through severe social and economic inequalities and through the heavy psychological consequences suffered by the Negro who is forced to play an inferior role, 1 the latter relates to the low self-estimate, feeling of helplessness and basic identity conflict. Thus, in some form or the other, every Negro American is confronted with the question of...

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