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Sutton E. Griggs's 'Overshadowed' presents a nuanced coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the tenuous post-Reconstruction era. With an astute focus on Erma Wysong, a young girl of mixed race, the narrative explores her challenges amid the complexities of Southern society. Blending direct discourse and evocative description, Griggs crafts a tale rich in character study and social critique, emblematic of the style and concerns of African American literature in the early twentieth century. His portrayal of Erma's graduation symbolizes a moment of triumph and trepidation at the crossroads of personal growth and racial identity.

Sutton E. Griggs, an African American author, minister, and son of a former slave, imbues 'Overshadowed' with his own experiences and insights into racial dynamics. His work often reflects an intensity born of the struggle for equality and recognition. Through Erma's multifaceted interactions and inner journey, Griggs weaves a narrative deeply reflective of his commitment to exploring the social and psychological dimensions of racial identity, navigating the dual heritage of the African American experience.

'Overshadowed' is a definitive recommendation for readers interested in the foundations of African American literature, social history, and the complex tapestry of identity. It is a compelling exploration of a pivotal epoch in American history, rendered with authenticity and compassionate storytelling. This novel invites contemplation and offers an enduring testimony to the resilience of character amidst the vicissitudes of a society grappling with the legacy of its racially divided past.


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Sutton E. Griggs
A Novel
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Peso (Físico)
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Formato Electrónico (Virtual)
Biografía del Autor
<p>Sutton Elbert Griggs (1872-1933) was an African American author, minister, and social activist, who utilized his literary talents to explore the complex dynamics of race, class, and religion in post-Reconstruction America. Born in Chatfield, Texas, he was the son of a former slave-turned-Methodist minister. Griggs inherited his father\'s intellectual and activist spirit. He attended Bishop College in Marshall, Texas, and was ordained as a Baptist minister, a role that informed much of his literary work.<br><br>Griggs is best known for his pioneering work in African American fiction, particularly for his novel \"Overshadowed\" (1901), which penetrates the psychological impact of racial prejudice while advancing social commentary on the struggle for black empowerment and autonomy. His writing style often drew on the narrative power of the social protest novel, shedding light on the struggles of African Americans in the South during the early 20th century. His other notable works include \"Imperium in Imperio\" (1899), a groundbreaking political novel that imagines an underground black government, and \"Unfettered\" (1902), which continues to address societal issues of racial inequality. Through his literature, Sutton E. Griggs challenged his readers to envision a world beyond the racial injustices of his time, earning him a place in the discussion of early civil rights advocacy and African American literary history.</p>
ISBN: 8596547158028
Referencia: BW1037879226

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