Appropriation and Transformation in "Middle Passage"
Discusses the structures of identity and the role writing plays in the reconfiguration of the self in Charles Johnson's novel `Middle Passage.' Fundamental assumptions about human and literary identity; Allusion and appropriation of textual authority; Novel's debt to preceding Western writing; Complications of Afro-American experience; Johnson's reconfiguration of writing..
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Scott, D. M. (1995). Interrogating identity: Appropriation and transformation in Middle Passage. African American Review, 29(4), 645-655. doi:10.2307/3042159