CliffsNotes on Kelley's A Different Drummer by P-Wiley

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background -- all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. CliffsNotes on A Different Drummer offers a close look at the painstaking craftsmanship of William Melvin Kelley's novel, which expresses life and the African-American experience in a fictional U.S. state in 1957. While earlier writers of African descent were writing mainly to a white audience, Kelley wanted very much to write stories for other black people. He didn't shy away from discussing stereotypes and prejudices of mainstream America as well as the juxtaposition of tradition and enlightenment in regards to race relations. In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background of the Author, an introduction to the novel, Lists of Characters, and more: Critical Com...

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									CliffsNotes on Kelley's A Different Drummer
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary
devices, and historical background -- all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to
study for school or pleasure.

CliffsNotes on A Different Drummer offers a close look at the painstaking craftsmanship of William Melvin
Kelley's novel, which expresses life and the African-American experience in a fictional U.S. state in 1957.
While earlier writers of African descent were writing mainly to a white audience, Kelley wanted very much
to write stories for other black people. He didn't shy away from discussing stereotypes and prejudices of
mainstream America as well as the juxtaposition of tradition and enlightenment in regards to race
relations.

In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background of the Author, an introduction to the novel, Lists of
Characters, and more:



Critical Com...

								
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