Analysis of ‘Ruby Brown’ by Langston Hughes

Ruby Brown James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902– May 22, 1967) believed that people could live sanely and with understanding. Most of his poems reflected this. In his column titled ‘From Here to Yonder’ Hughes has created a character, Jesse B. Simple, popularly known as Simple to reach to the people. Hughes began writing this column in 1942. Simple is a poor man living in Harlem. He is no-good, typical good-hearted fellow who tells his story to Boyd, a writer, for a drink.  HRead More…

Analysis of ‘Daybreak in Alabama’ by Langston Hughes

Daybreak in Alabama Harlem Renaissance was the blossoming of the black intellectual, artistic and literary life which took place in the 1920s in many American cities. The place where it was most active was Harlem so this movement was known as Harlem Renaissance. Hughes contribution for this movement was through his short stories, poems, essays, plays and novels. He was one of the major influencers of that time. There were no negative stereotypes or sentimental idealization of his people. His Read More…

Analysis of ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ by Langston Hughes

The Negro Speaks of Rivers: Langston Hughes was born on February 1st 1902 and shot to fame when he was in his early twenties. He was one the black poets who had the greatest reputation. He was very different from his predecessors and his successors. During the twenties, American poets were turning inwards and writing mysterious and obscure poems which distanced themselves from the readers. Hughes was always connected with the people as he addressed his poems to his people and using language and Read More…

Analysis of ‘Harlem’ by Langston Hughes

Harlem James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902. Hughes became very popular at a very young age. His writing is colourful and varied. His experiences have contributed to his writing. Before reaching 12 years he had already travelled and lived in six different American cities. When his first book was published he had already worked as sailor, doorman at a nightclub in Paris, waiter, cook and a farmer. He had visited places like Mexico, Italy, France, Holland, West Africa, the Read More…

Analysis of ‘Let America Be America Again’ by Langston Hughes

Let America Be America Again ‘Let America Be America Again’ is a poem inspired by the political happenings in America. It was written in 1935 when Hughes was going through a personal low and it was published in Esquire in 1936. The creators of America had such lofty ideals for the country but the real America was a far cry from it. Hughes wanted the America dreamed by the greats like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and many more. The poem ‘Let America Be AmericRead More…

Analysis of My Mother The Crazy African

The Crazy African: My Mother , The Crazy African is written by ChimamandaNgoziAdichie, a Nigerian who moved to the US to do attend college. She studied medicine and pharmacy briefly and moved on to study creative writing for which she got her masters from John Hopkins. Adichie has been regarded as the new voice of African literature. Her first and second novel won her awards. She won O Henry Prize in 2003 for her short story “American Embassy” that appeared in the recent collection ‘The ThRead More…

Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer, by Cyrus Mistry

Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer is written by Cyrus Mistry an Indian playwright and author. He is from Mumbai and began his career as a playwright at a very young age. He also worked as a short-story writer and a journalist. His first short story was published in 1979. He wrote short film scripts and several documentaries. Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer was his second novel and it won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2014. This story is about the Parsi community, specifically about the KRead More…