Plight of a black woman : from fictional perspective
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The dissertation examines the struggle of a black woman under racism and sexism. Due to their race and also because of being a minority group, the African Americans had to undergo the humiliation of slavery in the 18th and 19th century in America. By examining the novels and short stories of Alice Walker and Toni Morrison I have explained the steps taken by black women to overcome the social restriction imposed on them. The time period of slavery, civil right movement is used in this dissertation. The data for this paper includes books, academic journals, and newspapers. The dissertation challenges the idea that black women are old-fashioned and not capable of gaining their independence from the white man or can’t challenge patriarchy and fight for their own freedom. To prove this I have used the text of two famous American women writers Alice Walker and Toni Morrison who have received the Pulitzer awards in 1983 and 1988 for their respective novels; The Color Purple and Beloved.