Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: Textual Trauma Within Beloved and Citizen
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Hood College Department of English and Communication Arts
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This paper will explore Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved and Claudia Rankine’s 2014 book-length poem Citizen to examine the parallelism between trauma within African American Literature and American history as these texts highlight the experiences that many African Americans have endured in slavery and post-slavery America.