Objects & Places from Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

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The Words to Say It

This is written by Marie Cardinal, and Toni Morrison reads it in 1983.

American Literature

This, according to Morrison, reflects the Africanist presence though written by white males.

Africanist Presence

This item found in American literature is a reflection of the black population in the United States.

Black Surrogacy

This is an informing, stabilizing, and disturbing element which shows that Africanism is inherent and implicit in American literature.

What Maisie Knew

This novel is written by Henry James.

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

This is written by Willa Cather and in this novel, race causes a problem in the technique and credibility.

White Images

These are figurations of impenetrable whiteness that surface in American literature whenever an Africanist presence is engaged.

Power of Blackness

This refers to the slave population that offers itself up as surrogates for meditations on freedom and terror.

Huckleberry Finn

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