Confronting the History of Slavery and Colonization in the Poetry of Mohamed Al-Fayturi and Langston Hughes
AbstractIn his attempt to challenge colonial hegemony and promote the colonized sense of identity, the Sudanese poet, Mohamed Al-Fayturi is engaged in an intercultural dialogue with his master, the African American poet, Langston Hughes, in order to reconstruct a history devastated by slavery and imperialism. Rooted in a revolutionary basis, the mutual dialogue between the two poets aims to dismantle colonial narratives about Africa and the black people by revising history and rewriting the story of slavery and colonization from the viewpoint of the colonized and the oppressed. Carrying the scars of
enslavement and hegemony, Langston Hughes and Mohamed Al- Fayturi poetically engage the history of racism and colonization linking the African literary tradition with its counterpart in the United States.