By Ana Colton-Sonnenberg
This paper will pay attention to brief tales treating the topic of racism opposed to African american citizens that is omnipresent in Himes’ works. while in “All God’s Chillun bought delight” Himes emphasizes that the inferiority of blacks isn't a normal phenomenon yet a convention forcibly imposed on them via the whites, “Rufus Jones” is a bitter-sweet funny try and unveil the absurdity of racial stereotypes. to appreciate the bitterness and cynicism of Himes’ brief tales it can be crucial either to bear in mind the ancient advancements that prompted them and to examine the author’s biography. hence, i'm going to first introduce a quick historic and biographical evaluate, to then concentrate on the chosen brief tales and at last sum up the outcome.
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Learning the difference between black and white: The racial struggle between black and white Americans as represented in a selection of Chester Himes’ short stories by Ana Colton-Sonnenberg