In his attempt to challenge colonial hegemony and promote the colonized sense of identity, the African poet, Mohamed Al-Fayturi is engaged in an intercultural dialogue with his mintor, the African American poet, Langston Hughes, in order to reconstruct a history devastated by slavery and imperialism. Rooted in a revolutionary basis, the mutual dialogue between the two poets aims to dismantle colonial narratives about Africa and the black people by revising history and rewriting the story of slavery and colonization from the viewpoint of the colonized and the oppressed. Carrying the scars of enslavement and hegemony, Langston Hughes and Mohamed Al-Fayturi poetically engage the history of racism and colonization linking the African literary tradition with its counterpart in the United States.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Western Journal of Black Studies|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies