Post-Racial African-American Writing in Percival Everett’s Erasure

Hui LIU, Yuanyuan SONG


As the voice that America now entered the postracial era came out, race was more frequently discussed in literature field. The word post-race symbolizes a shift of African-American writers’ consciousness of race and their own racial identity in their novels in the post-racial era. This paper applies Ramon Saldivar’s definition of postrace to analyze the novel Erasure by Percival Everett, the African-American writer of new generation, revealing the meaning of race for the contemporary African-American writers.



Post-racial era; African-American writers; Percival Everett; Erasure

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