Welcome to the research guide for ENG 102: Composition II with Professor Rhonda Gray. This guide features a collection of books, scholarly journals, and popular media for you to use as you research your final paper topics. The tabs above will guide you through resources relevant to chapters 4, 7, 9, and 10 of Eloquent Rage, by Brittney Cooper, which you will use in your analysis of Tayari Jones' An American Marriage.
Tayari Jones explores the hold of structural racism, fueled by stereotypes, through the wrongful imprisonment of Roy Hamilton, Jr., an African American male with middle-class aspirations married to a Black woman of considerable means with a promising career as an artist. The breakdown of their marriage and Roy’s subsequent struggle to rebuild himself speak to the prison’s lurking presence in the lives of not only those who have been incarcerated but also their families, communities and, more broadly, the global society. Brittney Cooper offers a critique of structural racism providing the foundation to engage a Black Feminist literary critique of the novel.
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