Counteractive Militant Protest in John Alfred Williams’ The Man Who Cried I Am
Dr. R. Arulnayagam
John Alfred Williams is a prolific African American writer and best known for his 1967 novel, The Man Who Cried I Am, a story of an African American Writer who struggles against racism, cancer and learns of the U.S.A government’s King Alfred plan for African American which is comparable to Hitler’s Final Solution. Williams’ novels have been described as a merging of history into fiction to create new dimensions for the writings of Black novelists and fresh images for the black readers to digest. The present paper focuses on Williams the militant protest novel The Man Who Cried I Am in which it deals with the problems of highlighted tone of frustration, despair and anger. It also deals with era of segregation and a desperate plan of the government to exterminate the whole Black population. It brings how the militant Minister Q, one of the Characters of the novel, organizes the blacks to wage war against government, and creating awareness among the blacks about the imminent danger of King Alfred plan. It also focuses on the amplifying racial injustice through Moses Boatwright’s Capital punishment.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4

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