On the Deconstruction of the Dark Brother’s Cultural Otherness in I, Too, Sing America

Jun Luo


Although they have emphasized on the studies of Langston Hughes’s other poems regarding the cultural issues of dark brothers reflected in those poems in a negative way, many scholars have seldom paid special attention to I, Too, Sing America up to now. Fewest of them have interpreted the narrator of this poem. None of them have referred to the deconstruction of the narrator’s cultural otherness in it, so this essay will make an exploration of it to widen and deepen the studies in this respect by giving a logical justification to the academic proposition of this essay that the construction of the dark brother’s cultural otherness has much to do with its deconstruction by his white masters’ cultural selfness.


deconstruction; dark brother; cultural otherness; I, Too, Sing America


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