Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Topics for Discussion

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What is the purpose of "Playing in the Dark?"

What are the implications of white men calling blacks "nigger" instead of their actual names?

Define the Africanist presence in American literature.

Compare and contrast "nurses" and "sharks" in Hemingway's work.

Why is the Africanist presence so important in early American literature?

Why does Toni Morrison feel it is so important to address how the Africanist presence is constructed and its subsequent effect on American literature?

What is the difference between the study Toni Morrison proposes and a study on racism in literature?

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