Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature: Critical Moments in Anglophone Literary History

Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature: Critical Moments in Anglophone Literary History

Alison Donnell


This daring examine strains the strategies during which a ‘history’ and canon of Caribbean literature and feedback were built. It bargains a complement to that heritage by way of providing new writers, texts and significant moments that aid to reconfigure the Caribbean tradition.

Focusing on Anglophone or Anglocreole writings from around the 20th century, Alison Donnell asks what it's that we learn after we technique ‘Caribbean Literature’, the way it is that we learn it and what serious, ideological and old pressures can have encouraged our offerings and techniques. specifically, the book:

* addresses the exclusions that experience resulted from the development of a Caribbean canon

* rethinks the dominant paradigms of Caribbean literary feedback, that have introduced problems with anti-colonialism and nationalism, migration and diaspora, ‘double-colonised’ ladies, and the marginalization of sexuality and homosexuality to the foreground

* seeks to place new matters and writings into severe flow by means of exploring lesser-known authors and texts, together with Indian Caribbean women’s writings and Caribbean queer writings.

Identifying replacement severe ways and significant moments, Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature permits us to think again the way we learn not just Caribbean writings, but additionally the literary heritage and feedback that encompass them.

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