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MARIN CALDERON, Norman. Afrocentrism, gaze and visual experience in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Káñina [online]. 2018, vol.42, n.1, pp.261-269. ISSN 2215-2636.

This essay focuses on how, in Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), African American women get noticed through the use of gaze and visual experience. The marginalization African American women have experienced over the years makes them produce an alternative communication system based on sight and visual understanding. That is, the visual takes over the impossibility of black women to express themselves verbally: instead of voice there is sight.

Keywords : Afrocentrism; women; gaze; visibility; visual experience; communication..

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