Subaltern Voice in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

M Sathyaraj, Research Scholar
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness dealt with many social problems mainly based on colonialism and racism. It focused on themes such as hypocrisy of imperialism. Throughout American history, African Americans have been discriminated against and subjected to racist attitudes. This experience inspired some Black writers, at least during the early years of African-American literature, to prove they were the equals of European-American authors. In American society, literary acceptance has
more » ... ance has traditionally been closely tied in with the very power dynamics which perpetrated such evils as racial bias. By borrowing from and incorporating the non-written oral traditions and folk life of the African Diaspora, this study attempts to show how colonialism and racism reflected in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Heart of Darkness explores the