The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present

Operation Urgent Memory

  • Authors
  • Shalini¬†Puri

Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Shalini Puri
    Pages 1-29
  3. Shalini Puri
    Pages 31-64
  4. Shalini Puri
    Pages 65-88
  5. Shalini Puri
    Pages 89-98
  6. Shalini Puri
    Pages 99-128
  7. Shalini Puri
    Pages 129-150
  8. Shalini Puri
    Pages 151-171
  9. Shalini Puri
    Pages 173-206
  10. Shalini Puri
    Pages 207-223
  11. Shalini Puri
    Pages 225-250
  12. Shalini Puri
    Pages 251-253
  13. Shalini Puri
    Pages 255-277
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 279-341

About this book


The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory is the first scholarly book from the humanities on the subject of the Grenada Revolution and the US intervention. It is simultaneously a critique, tribute, and memorial. It argues that in both its making and its fall, the 1979-1983 Revolution was a transnational event that deeply impacted politics and culture across the Caribbean and its diaspora during its life and in the decades since its fall. Drawing together studies of landscape, memorials, literature, music, painting, photographs, film and TV, cartoons, memorabilia traded on e-bay, interviews, everyday life, and government, journalistic, and scholarly accounts, the book assembles and analyzes an archive of divergent memories. In an analysis that is relevant to all micro-states, the book reflects on how Grenada's small size shapes memory, political and poetic practice, and efforts at reconciliation.


Caribbean culture English literature event history history of literature landscape law literature memory music politics present revolution visual arts

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