The Impact of Hegemony and Apartheid against African American Women: A Critical Study of Alice Walker
Through this part the researcher introduces a sufficient analysis of Walker’s selected novels to reflect the ill-treatment against black women in American society from 1970 to 1982. The researcher will analyze Walker’s characters to offer a real justification of the racial oppression, cruelty, unkindness and misery that most of African American women have been faced on the hand of the whites American especially in the south. The researcher support and analyze this subject by trace the life of the main characters that suffer from ill-treatment and racial oppression. The researcher analyzes these texts with regard to black feminist critical theory, to discuss the main themes by tracing group of heroines who live, represent and portray these topics through a contemporary black American author Alice Walker in her selected novels, The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian , The Color Purple . Referring to the main themes in the statement of the problem and first research questions the researcher achieve that all the characters of the novels are racially oppressed.