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Notions of Identity, Diaspora, and Gender in Caribbean Women’s Writing

  • Authors
  • Brinda Mehta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Brinda Mehta
    Pages 89-119
  3. Brinda Mehta
    Pages 121-156
  4. Brinda Mehta
    Pages 157-191
  5. Brinda Mehta
    Pages 193-194
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-232

About this book

Introduction

Notions of Identity, Diaspora, and Gender in Caribbean Women's Writing uses a unique four-dimensional lens to frame questions of diaspora and gender in the writings of women from Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Haiti. These divergent and interconnected perspectives include violence, trauma, resistance, and expanded notions of Caribbean identity. In these writings, diaspora represents both a wound created by slavery and Indian indenture and the discursive praxis of defining new identities and cultural possibilities. These framings of identity provide inclusive and complex readings of transcultural Caribbean diasporas, especially in terms of gender and minority cultures.

Keywords

gender identity migration women

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