Humanism in the Selected Fictional Works of Toni Morrison

Mr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ganie, Mr. Javaid Ahmad Tantry


Morrison has the ability to dramatize realistic situations of the lives of the Black Americans and is capable of holding the attention of the readers to the compelling issues of racism and sexual politics. Her stories are amalgamations of historical, magical, supernatural and imaginative elements of the African Americans’ lives. Her stories are gripping, emotional and often based on the oral traditions of the Black American folk narratives. So, in her works, re-discovering the history of African Americans and their cultural roots seem deeply touched. The works of Morrison tell a simple story but behind the simplicity lies grave and complex issues about black and white races that have close affinity with humanism Therefore, the paper explores the signs of humanism in Toni Morrison’s selected novels.

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