Maryam Hosseini, Hossein Pirnajmuddin, Historiography in “Beginnings: Malcolm” by Amiri Baraka, Volume 40, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 40)
https://www.scipress.com/ILSHS.40.22
Abstract:
    This article discusses Aimiri Baraka‘s concern with the history of black people in his poem ―Beginnings: Malcolm‖. The writers try to shed some light on the way Baraka‘s historiography challenges the white supremecist discourses through a rewriting of the African American past that blurs the boundaries of myth and history, fact and fiction, in a postmodern manner. It is argued that through the use of the central African myth of Esu/Elegba and drawing on traditions of Christianity and Western literature/culture, Baraka‘s poem offers an uncanny insight into the past.
Keywords:
    "Beginnings: Malcolm", Aimiri Baraka, Historiography African American, Myth of Esu/Elegba