DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.07.001
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SUI Hong-sheng

Abstract: This paper is about the model of masculinity exhibited in the African American novelist Frank Yerby's historical novel The Dahomean (1971) which is a classic text for masculinity study but has been ignored. In a flash-back narration, the novel tells us the legendary experience of Nyasanu in Africa before he becomes a slave in the south of America, portrays a well-rounded and authentic Black male character, and constructs a model of masculinity of great value for reference. The model of masculinity demonstrate…

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