Post Colonialist Features of Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs From the Viewpoint of Henry Louis Gates

Maryam Jalali Farahani, Fazel Asadi Amjad, Mohsen Hanif, Tahereh Rezaei

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Henry Louis Gates has taken Saussure’s term “signifying” and redefined it as a linguistic wordplay which postpones the delivery of meaning and believes in “double-voicedness”, this means to speak both the language of the dominant culture and that of the subordinated one. He also asserts “double-voicedness” as the epitome of “Signifyin (g)”. This paper intends to apply the notions of “Double-voicedness” and “Signifyin (g)” on the manuscript of Les Blancs, written by Lorraine Hansberry, and highlights the anti-colonial aspects of the play.

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Henry Louis Gates; Signifyin (g); Lorraine Hansberry; Double-voicedness; Les Blancs; Postcolonialism

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