A Study on the Perspective “Critiquing the Community” in Chester Himes Novels.

Naba Moni saikia

Abstract


Chester Himes, a prominent detective fiction writer of African American detective fiction and through his detective novels he has not depicted only the crimes stories but simultaneously portraying a vivid picture of the society of African American community. In his novels, he provides us a picturesque presentation of the advantages as well as disadvantages of the people of his community in a white dominated society. By depicting the errors of the people of his community, Himes tried to correct them. In this paper, an attempt has been made to study in the detective fiction of Chester Himes, that how he criticises his own community for their faults. 


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Critiquing the Community; Chester Himes Novels

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