Salvation

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INTRODUCTION
Afro centricity is a concept propounded by Molefi Asante which according to him is a paradigm based on the idea that African people should reassert a sense of agency in order to achieve sanity. This concept is concerned more about the African values and cultures. One can say it is a pan African ideology in culture, philosophy, and history. It is a call for social change. This concept had its origins from an African American society or world where the blacks were marginalized in a white hegemony. It was a fight for change. This birth gave birth to the American civil right. This concept can be seen in the texts and writings of Alice Walker and Richard Wright who were American writers of the late 19th century and early 20th century. In A father’s law , we see this aspect also being portrayed. Ruddy becomes the chief of police in a white community. We see him being the only black to live in a white a neighborhood of Brentwood Park. In society where the whites occupy all the big and important jobs and the blacks do the mean and odd jobs like house help and gardener. During that era we realize that majority of those who were educated and went to school were the whites and the blacks uneducated. But in the novel , we discover Tommy to be a very intelligent black university student who studies in a white university. This brings out the African value and potential in a white dominated society. In Alice Walker’s The color purple, we see the aspect of solidarity among the blacks. The blacks were united and this made them to sympathize with their fellow brothers. While Sofia is in prison, we see Celie and some others go pay her a visit. We also see Squeak disguising like a white lady in order to seduce the prison guard so as to set Sofia free but we see being abused sexually by this prison guard. This shows the solidarity that reigns among the Africans.
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