Psychological Conversion and Self-realization in James Baldwin’s Go Tell it on The Mountain and Yehia Hakki’s Kandil Umm Hashim (Umm Hashim’s Lantern)

Shaimaa Mohamed Mohamed Hassanin


East and west are considered by culture, literary production, and logic as the two distinctive sorts of social structures. The history of the intrigued towards the east-west issue tallies a couple of centuries of polemics and psychological matters. This intrigued me, especially expanded over the recent few decades. The east-west relation has been examined by numerous scholarly centers among which critical social and psychological speculations have been defined. The foundation of globalization and expanding movements of the discourse between civilizations and sharing ideas among societies as much as their amalgamation ended up increasingly critical.


This paper examines how James Baldwin and Yehia Hakki's involvement of ideas about history and the way they wrote their novels as a rich background to reshape the ideas of the past.  A near perusing of the works uncovers that they constitute examinations instead of indications of two effective strengths that overwhelm Baldwin and Hakki’s main ideas. They were like the main translation of one’s encounter as fair and declarative as the encounter itself. The novels are enlightening pieces of how individuals translate their involvement within their societies; and how that translation influences their targets. Through Go Tell It on The Mountain and Umm Hashem Lantern Baldwin and Hakki reproduce the individual history and show how it is managed by psychological conversion. This paper lights up how fiction is valuable to one’s consciousness and perception. It stresses the importance of history in forming the character of the individual in his society.


James Baldwin, Yehia Hakki, East and West, Psychological Conversion and Self-realization.

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