Family and Community Secrets: Secrecy in the Works of James Baldwin

Shannon, Janet Harrison
September 1998
Western Journal of Black Studies;Fall98, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p174
Academic Journal
Explores the treatment of James Baldwin, a novelist, to conditions that cause the secretive language and behavior of his characters as a member of the African American population. How the secrecy of sociocultural defenses were studied and analyzed; Issues that are usually kept within the family; Propensity of African Americans for secrets.


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