Umestitev afroameriških suženjskih pripovednih diskurzov v romanu Wolves of the Crescent Moon

  • Saddik Gohar
Ključne besede: arabska književnost, afroameriška književnost, plemenska kultura, suženjstvo, Saudova Arabija, Al-Mohaimeed, Yousef

Povzetek

Ena osrednjih pripovedi v delu Wolves of the Crescent Moon nadarjenega saudskega romanopisca Yousefa Al-Muhaimeeda odlično predstavi poti razvoja lokalnega suženjstva, ki vključujejo diskurzivna srečanja in grozljive dogodke, ki niso bili samo izpuščeni iz kronik hišnega suženjstva in javnih arhivov, ampak potlačeni tudi v osebnem spominu. Avtor je z vključitvijo realističnih zgodovinskih dogodkov in dokazovanjem avtentičnosti brutalnih grozodejstev, ki so jih zagrešili lovci na sužnje in trgovci s sužnji v Sudanu in na Arabskem polotoku, stopil na področje, ki je v lokalni plemenski kulturi prepovedano, zaradi česar je bil njegov izredni roman prepovedan in cenzuriran. Članek kritično analizira roman Wolves of the Crescent Moon, pri čemer se osredotoča na podrejeni glas suženjskega pripovedovalca ter osvetljuje zapleteno stičišče suženjstva in svobode, na katerem sloni celotna pripoved. Poleg tega preučuje pisateljev poskus rekonstrukcije tematskih in estetskih motivov, skritih v afroameriških suženjskih pripovedih – pri čemer gre za prvi tovrstni poskus v avtohtonih književnih tradicijah –, z namenom izpostaviti nova območja pripovedi o suženjstvu, ki se jih sodobni zahodni zgodovinski romani o suženjstvu še niso dotaknili.

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