Love in the Times of Hatred: Miscegenation in The Known World by Edward P. Jones and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Nefret Günlerinde Aşk: Edward P. Jones’un The Known World Ve Jesmyn Ward’ın Sing, Unburied, Sing Romanlarında Irk Karışımı

Author : Bülent Cercis TANRITANIR -Muharrem Üney
Number of pages : 249-265


Interracial marriages have been considered taboo for North America from the very beginning. It would be appropriate to look for the origins of this issue in the causes of the Black Lives Matter protests being held these days. Blacks have been exploited by whites in every period of history. Their lands have been occupied and rich underground and aboveground resources have been made available to the white Europeans. Europeans, who were not content with this, sold them to rich landowners like property and killed them with all kinds of torture. The status of blacks, which whites see through the window of slavery and mastership, was not different from animals. Therefore, unification between the two races was seen as a sin. Although this sin was tried to be prevented by violent punishment so as to keep the purity of the white race, sexual intercourse continued between the two races. Prohibitions to prevent racial mixing continued to exist unbelievably until the middle of the second half of the 20th century. Especially in literature produced by African-American writers, it is possible to see that love relations between races are frequently studied. In this study, a comparative analysis of the characters of different races in the Pulitzer winner The Known World by Edward P. Jones and National Book Award winner Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward will be done in the context of miscegenation.


Miscegenation, Edward P. Jones, The Known World, Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing