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{SPEAKER name="Mildred Hill-Lubin"} --and I knew that I could not visit all of the African countries, where-- become an anthropologist, maybe as Herskovits, or even as DuBois in his social writings and so forth and move around and visit all of these areas,

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but I thought if I would begin with the literature by these people, who, in some ways, have been-- supposed to have been assimilated into the western society, that certainly, if these features still existed in their literature then it still must be part of their culture.

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And then, I would test the-- the ideas that I found in the literature against what I could observe in the culture, so consequently I could also ask my students to do the same thing, in terms of whether you agree that these characteristics are common features,

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and although I limited the research to mainly African literature and African American literature I would think that if you wanted to use the literature of the Caribbean or the francophone of the nigritude, certainly they have said they have been influenced.

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But I think if you would use their literature you would see the same type of issues and concerns expressed in their works also.

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{SPEAKER name="Brooks B. Robinson"} You've been listening to the conclusion to the literary corner: black writers of the world, a series of analyses and interpretations of black world literature. You've heard a discussion on the parallels between African and African American literature with an expert in that area, Dr. Mildred Hill of the University of Florida at Gainesville. I'd like to express gratitude to all those responsible for the literary corner, including regular analyst professors Daniel Kunene, Sarah Fabio, and Idris Makward, all from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Also, I'd like to express


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