Category: the ways of white folks

Langston Hughes’s "Home" and Ernest Hemingway

The word “home” carries connotations of safety, security, and family; however, for Roy Williams in Langston Hughes’s “Home” (1933),  his return to Missouri presents him with a confrontation that ultimately leads to his death at the hands of the white townspeople. Today, I want to look at Hughes’s story in relation to Ernest Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Home” from In Our Time (1925). Both stories deal … Read More Langston Hughes’s "Home" and Ernest Hemingway