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Decoloniality and Gender in Jamaica Kincaid and Gisèle Pineau

Connective Caribbean Readings

Authors: Sherratt-Bado, Dawn

  • Refuses the masculinist assumptions of some Caribbean literary production and criticism
  • Synthesises literary, political and cultural criticism
  • Focuses on the previously understudied Pineau, offering a new perspective on Caribbean literature and culture
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  • Due: 11 novembre 2019
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About this book

This book interconnects the fiction of two prominent contemporary women writers from the Caribbean diaspora across the anglophone and francophone contexts. It makes a timely intervention into the fields of Caribbean and postcolonial studies via its multilingual focus and its framework of ‘connective reading’. The book posits connective reading as a practice of reading in relation, rather than in comparison, to the Other. The book opens with a survey of current critical and theoretical directions and locates its argument within the paradigms of decoloniality and womanism. Chapters include an analysis of methods for decolonizing Caribbean women’s fiction, as well as close readings of individual texts and connective readings of Kincaid and Pineau’s oeuvres. This study features underexplored texts, in addition to previously untranslated work. It addresses a range of motifs including: trauma, memory, ecology, photography, folk magic/medicine, and labour migration.

About the authors

Dawn Miranda Sherratt-Bado is a dual specialist in Caribbean and Irish Studies. She is co-editor of Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland (2017). She has taught at Maynooth University, the University of Edinburgh, and the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS). Her work is published in Callaloo, Irish Studies Review, Breac, Dublin Review of Books, and The Irish Times.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64254-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. 94,94 €
price for France (gross)
  • Due: 11 novembre 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64253-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decoloniality and Gender in Jamaica Kincaid and Gisèle Pineau
Book Subtitle
Connective Caribbean Readings
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64254-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64253-6
Edition Number
1
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