Black and/or American?
The exploration of racial identity is a major topic in the fiction of the Harlem Renaissance that we have read this semester and it is a major focus in literature of African Americans, in general. Consider how poets from this era approach this idea using two works from this era.
the artist and his/her relationship to Africa
forming a hybridized identity – both Black and American
Your papers should be 5-6 pages, double-spaced with 12-point font. Please make an argument that is compelling; that states more than what is obvious; and that engages the text critically. Remember: these are prompts that are meant to ignite your own analytical and creative ideas. Be specific and thoroughly engaging in your responses to them.