Resuscitating Hoodoo culture – Tracing African roots in Toni Morrison's works

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Upanisha S, Dr. Grace Priyadarsini


The concept of the Black Atlantic is based on a like affinity that people of African descent possess on both sides of the Atlantic. This resonates in both the language, and the themes employed by the writers of the Black Atlantic. Toni Morrison is also an author to fit into this cliche with her use of the technique of signifying. The authors display a double consciousness of aesthetics and politics which this paper attempts to analyse from the standpoint of the works of Toni Morrison. Aspects of attire, medicine, music, dance, and several other features of being broken asunder from the roots are utilised by Morrison to capture the lived experience of former slaves.


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