African American Whiteness in Gloria Naylor's "Linden Hills."

Engles, Tim
December 2009
African American Review;Winter2009, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p661
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Presents literary criticism of the novel "Linden Hills" by Gloria Naylor. It reflects on the concept of whiteness in the book, examining how it influences African Americans. The author particularly comments on class and materialism, assessing the latter's impact on African American individual identity and communal relations. The novel's use of moral allegory is also analyzed.


Related Articles

  • Gloria Naylor's "Mama Day": Bridging Roots and Routes. Lamothe, Daphne // African American Review;Spring/Summer2005, Vol. 39 Issue 1/2, p155 

    This article examines the role of connection to one's roots in the construction of modern African American identity in Gloria Naylor's 1988 novel "Mama Day." Depiction of nostalgia, the longing for a lost connection with a past place and time as central to the construction of African Americans'...

  • The View from the Porch: Race and the Limits of Empathy in the Film To Kill a Mockingbird. WATSON, RACHEL // Mississippi Quarterly;Summer/Fall2010, Vol. 63 Issue 3/4, p419 

    The article presents criticism of the U.S. film "To Kill a Mockingbird," directed by Robert Mulligan. The author is largely concerned with a visual, as opposed to narrative, analysis of the film in order to comment upon the ways in which the film depicts race and race identity. More...

  • Black-white racial divide is worse, researchers say. Briggs, David // Christian Century;1/22/2014, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p15 

    The article reports on the 2012 Portraits of American Life Study by sociologists Michael Emerson and David Sikkink, focusing on the study's findings on U.S. race relations. Topics include differences between blacks and whites in views including race awareness, the role of government in helping...

  • Acclaimed author Gloria Naylor dies at 66. BOYD, HERB // New York Amsterdam News;10/13/2016, Vol. 107 Issue 42, p37 

    An obituary for writer Gloria Naylor is presented.

  • Holt acquires Naylor's `Men of Brewster Place.' J.Q. // Publishers Weekly;12/30/1996, Vol. 243 Issue 52, p17 

    Comments on Gloria Naylor who is working on `The Men of Brewster Place.' Her novel `The Women of Brewster Place,' which was the 1983 National Book Award winner; Offer made by William Strachan, Holt editor-in-chief, for the rights to this new work; Tentative publication date of spring 1998.

  • "UNCLE TOM" AND THE MAKING OF A MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Chakkalakal, Tess // Review of Black Political Economy;Fall2005, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p74 

    The article begins with a review of an editorial by James Weldon Johnson which compares the book "Uncle Tom's cabin" with Thomas Dixon's novel "The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan." The author goes on to analyze the role of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' in African American literature...

  • Dramatic Deception and Black Identity in "The First One" and "Riding the Goat." Hagood, Taylor // African American Review;Spring/Summer2005, Vol. 39 Issue 1/2, p55 

    Examines the concepts of dramatic deception and black identity in Zora Neale Hurston's play "The First One" and May Miller's play "Riding the Goat." Similarities and connections in Hurston and Miller's subject matter, themes and techniques; Depiction of markers or signifiers of blackness as...

  • Passing: Race, Identification, and Desire. Rottenberg, Catherine // Criticism;Fall2003, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p435 

    Discusses Nella Larsen's 1929 novella “Passing,” which can be seen as a perpetuator of a tradition of narratives about the light-colored Negro or Negress. Argument that Larsen's text can assist critics in understanding the specific and irreducible forms of race performativity;...

  • Gloria Naylor day at Enoch Pratt. St. Lifer, Evan; Rogers, Michael // Library Journal;4/1/1994, Vol. 119 Issue 6, p28 

    Pictures Library Director Carla Hayden and author Gloria Naylor at a Black History Month celebration at Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library. Mayor Kurt Schmoke proclaimed February 1 Gloria Naylor Day.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics