Contemporary Caribbean Women s Poetry Book

Contemporary Caribbean Women s Poetry

  • Author : Denise deCaires Narain
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2003-08-29
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781134601820

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Contemporary Caribbean Women's Poetry provides detailed readings of individual poems by women poets whose work has not yet received the sustained critical attention it deserves. These readings are contextualized both within Caribbean cultural debates and postcolonial and feminist critical discourses in a lively and engaged way; revisiting nationalist debates as well as topical issues about the performance of gendered and raced identities within poetic discourse. Newly available in paperback, this book is groundbreaking reading for all those interested in postcolonialism, Gender Studies, Caribbean Studies and contemporary poetry.

The Sea Needs No Ornament Book

The Sea Needs No Ornament

  • Author : Loretta Collins Klobah
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2020
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 184523474X

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Caribbean Middlebrow Book

Caribbean Middlebrow

  • Author : Belinda Edmondson
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 080144814X

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It is commonly assumed that Caribbean culture is split into elite highbrow culture--which is considered derivative of Europe--and authentic working-class culture, which is often identified with such iconic island activities as salsa, carnival, calypso, and reggae. This book recovers a middle ground, a genuine popular culture in the English-speaking Caribbean that stretches back into the nineteenth century. It shows that popular novels, beauty pageants, and music festivals are examples of Caribbean culture that are mostly created, maintained, and consumed by the Anglophone middle class. Much of middle-class culture is further gendered as "female": women are more apt to be considered recreational readers of fiction, for example, and women's behavior outside the home is often taken as a measure of their community's respectability. The book also highlights the influence of American popular culture, especially African American popular culture, as early as the nineteenth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century British and Irish Women s Poetry Book

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century British and Irish Women s Poetry

  • Author : Jane Dowson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2011-03-17
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780521197854

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This Companion is aimed at students and poetry enthusiasts wanting to deepen their knowledge of some of the finest modern poets. It provides new approaches to a wide range of influential women's poetry, a chronology and guide to further reading.

Abeng Book
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  • Author : Michelle Cliff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 1995-09-01
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780452274839

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Ever since Abeng was first published in 1984, Michelle Cliff has steadily become a literary force. Her novels evoke both the clearly delineated hierarchies of colonial Jamaica and the subtleties of present-day island life. Nowhere is her power felt more than in Clare Savage, her Jamaican heroine, who appeared, already grown, in No Telephone to Heaven. Abeng is a kind of prequel to that highly-acclaimed novel and is a small masterpiece in its own right. Here Clare is twelve years old, the light-skinned daughter of a middle-class family, growing up among the complex contradictions of class versus color, blood versus history, harsh reality versus delusion, in a colonized country. In language that surrounds us with a richness of meaning and voices, the several strands of young Clare's heritage are explored: the Maroons, who used the conch shell—the abeng—to pass messages as they fought a guerilla struggle against their English enslavers; and the legacy of Clare's white great-great-grandfater, Judge Savage, who burned his hundred slaves on the eve of their emancipation. A lyrical, explosive coming-of-age story combined with a provocative retelling of the colonial history of Jamaica, this novel is a triumph.

Twentieth century Caribbean Literature Book

Twentieth century Caribbean Literature

  • Author : Alison Donnell
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Date : 2006
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0415262003

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A historiography of Caribbean literary history and criticism, the author explores different critical approaches and textual peepholes to re-examine the way twentieth-century Caribbean literature in English may be read and understood.

Critical Perspectives on Indo Caribbean Women s Literature Book

Critical Perspectives on Indo Caribbean Women s Literature

  • Author : Joy Allison Indira Mahabir
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2013
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780415509671

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This book is the first collection on Indo-Caribbean women's writing and the first work to offer a sustained analysis of the literature from a range of theoretical and critical perspectives, such as ecocriticism, feminist, queer, post-colonial and Caribbean cultural theories. The essays not only lay the framework of an emerging and growing field, but also critically situate internationally acclaimed writers such as Shani Mootoo, Lakshmi Persaud and Ramabai Espinet within this emerging tradition. Indo-Caribbean women writers provide a fresh new perspective in Caribbean literature, be it in their unique representations of plantation history, anti-colonial movements, diasporic identities, feminisms, ethnicity and race, or contemporary Caribbean societies and culture. The book offers a theoretical reading of the poetics, politics and cultural traditions that inform Indo-Caribbean women's writing, arguing that while women writers work with and through postcolonial and Caribbean cultural theories, they also respond to a distinctive set of influences and realities specific to their positioning within the Indo-Caribbean community and the wider national, regional and global imaginary. Contributors visit the overlap between national and transnational engagements in Indo-Caribbean women's literature, considering the writers' response to local or nationally specific contexts, and the writers' response to the diasporic and transnational modalities of Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean communities.

Topographies of Caribbean Writing  Race  and the British Countryside Book

Topographies of Caribbean Writing Race and the British Countryside

  • Author : Joanna Johnson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2019-01-04
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9783030041342

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How do Caribbean writers see the British countryside? Do they feel included, ignored, marginalised? In Topographies of Caribbean Writing, Race, and the British Countryside, Joanna Johnson shows how writers like Derek Walcott, V.S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys, Grace Nichols, Andrea Levy, and Caryl Phillips have very different and unexpected responses to this rural space. Johnson demonstrates how Caribbean writing shows greater complexity and wider significance than accounts and understandings of the British countryside have traditionally admitted; at the same time, close examination of these works illustrates that complexity and ambiguity remain an essential part of these authors’ relationships with the British countrysides of their colonial or postcolonial imaginations. This study examines accepted norms and raises questions about urgent issues of belonging, Britishness, and Commonwealth identity.

Women s Work Book

Women s Work

  • Author : Eva Salzman
  • Publisher : Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Poetry
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 185411431X

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An inclusive selection of women’s poetry in English that features writers from 1900 through the present, this collection reflects aspects of women’s lives, such as work, childhood, God, and lust. Classic poems from Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath complement those from recent prize-winners Alice Oswald, Deryn Rees-Jones, and Carol Ann Duffy. Showcasing the range, craft, intelligence, and skill of women’s poetry, this compilation contains authors from Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Britain and the Americas Book

Britain and the Americas

  • Author : Will Kaufman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2005
  • Category :
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN : 9781851094318

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This comprehensive survey also traces how the Americas have in turn influenced contemporary Britain from the Americanization of language and politics to the impact of music and migration from the West Indies. Complete with an extensive introduction and a chronology of key events, this two-volume encyclopedia contains introductory essays focusing on the four prime areas of British Atlantic engagement-Canada, the Caribbean, the United States, and Latin America. Students of a wide range of disciplines, as well as the lay reader, will appreciate this exhaustive survey, which traces the common themes of British policy and influence throughout the Americas and highlights how Britain has in benefited from the influence of American democracy, technology, culture and politics.

Coming Up Hot Book

Coming Up Hot

  • Author : Danielle Boodoo-Fortune
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2015-08-01
  • Category :
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1845233093

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Grotesque Touch Book

Grotesque Touch

  • Author : Amy King
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Date : 2021-09-13
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781469664651

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In this book, Amy K. King examines how violence between women in contemporary Caribbean and American texts is rooted in plantation slavery. Analyzing films, television shows, novels, short stories, poems, book covers, and paintings, King shows how contemporary media reuse salacious and stereotypical depictions of relationships between women living within the plantation system to confront its legacy in the present. The vestiges of these relationships--enslavers and enslaved women, employers and domestic servants, lovers and rivals--negate characters' efforts to imagine non-abusive approaches to power and agency. King's work goes beyond any other study to date to examine the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, ability, and nationality in U.S. and Caribbean depictions of violence between women in the wake of slavery.

The Foreign Commerce and Navigation of the United States for the Year Ending     Book

The Foreign Commerce and Navigation of the United States for the Year Ending

  • Author : United States. Bureau of the Census
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1965
  • Category : Commercial statistics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : IND:30000085085177

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1876-1891 include reports on the internal commerce of the United States, referred to in letters of transmittal as "the volume on commerce and navigation."

Caribbean Literature in English Book

Caribbean Literature in English

  • Author : Louis James
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2014-07-30
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781317871224

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Caribbean Literature in English places its subject in its precise regional context. The `Caribbean', generally considered as one area, is highly discrete in its topography, race and languages, including mainland Guyana, the Atlantic island of Barbados, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, and Jamaica, whose size and history gave it an early sense of separate nationhood. Beginning with Raleigh's Discoverie of...Guiana (1596), this innovative study traces the sometimes surprising evolution of cultures which shared a common experience of slavery, but were intimately related to individual local areas. The approach is interdisciplinary, examining the heritage of the plantation era, and the issues of language and racial identity it created. From this base, Louis James reassesses the phenomenal expansion of writing in the contemporary period. He traces the influence of pan-Caribbean movements and the creation of an expatriate Caribbean identity in Britain and America: `Brit'n' is considered as a West Indian island, created by `colonization in reverse'. Further sections treat the development of a Caribbean aesthetic, and the repossession of cultural roots from Africa and Asia. Balancing an awareness of the regional identity of Caribbean literature with an exploration of its place in world and postcolonial literatures, this study offers a panoramic view that has become one of the most vital of the `new literatures in English'. This accessible overview of Caribbean writing will appeal to the general reader and student alike, and particularly to all who are interested in or studying Caribbean literatures and culture, postcolonial studies, Commonwealth 'new literatures' and contemporary literature and drama.

Caribbean Women Writers Book

Caribbean Women Writers

  • Author : International Conference on the Women Writers of the English-Speaking
  • Publisher : Calaloux Publications
  • Date : 1990
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : UTEXAS:059173009882640

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In 1831, three years before England abolished slavery in the British Caribbean, the narrative of Mary Prince was published in London. It was the first account written by a Caribbean slave to be published. Although narratives and stories of Caribbean women have appeared sporadically in subsequent years, it is only since 1970 that a wave of women's writing has innudated the field, thereby changing the horizons of Caribbean literature.