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Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad

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Stories from Blue Latitudes gathers the major and emerging women fiction writers from the Caribbean, including Dionne Brand, Michelle Cliff, Merle Collins, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Paule Marshall, and Pauline Melville. Similar themes grace their stories of life at home and abroad. In some, the sexual exploitation of Caribbean girls and women becomes a metaphor for neocolonialism, a biting rejoinder to enticing travel brochures that depict the Caribbean as a tropical playground and encourage Americans to "make it your own." Other tales deal with the sad legacy of colonial history and the ways in which race, skin color, and class complicate relationships between men and women, parents and children.

But whether writing about childhood or adulthood, life in the islands or life abroad, the writers express their particular concerns with a passion that comes from lived experience, and with a love of place and a feminist sensibility that are accessible to new readers of Caribbean literature as well as to an academic audience. "What matters is how well we have told our tale, how well we have drawn pictures of the people and places we write about, " Nunez says. And indeed, this anthology makes those pictures come alive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580051392
Editor:
Nunez, Elizabeth
Editor:
Sparrow, Jennifer
Editor:
Nunez, Elizabeth; Sparrow, Jennifer
Editor:
Nunez, Elizabeth
Editor:
Sparrow, Jennifer
Author:
Sparrow, Jennifer
Author:
Nunez, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
West Indians
Subject:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Caribbean Area Social life and customs.
Subject:
West Indians -- Foreign countries.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15.5 oz

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