Patrons, Power Struggles, Position-takings: Emigration, Césaire, Glissant, Capécia

  • Malachi McIntosh
Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)


While the first major Anglophone authors traveled to Britain with waves and waves of their countrymen, the vanguard Francophone writers arrived before spikes in movement from the French Caribbean to French metropole. Unlike Britain, which actively solicited island subjects immediately after World War II to fill vacancies in manufacturing and medicine, France did not entice people from its Caribbean colonies until the 1960s. As with the Anglophone context, a spike in emigration corresponded with a spike in writing about the colonies, but those authors whose first publications came in the 1960s and 1970s inserted their works into an already established body of French Caribbean literature, one whose earliest writers began their work in the 1920s and 1930s. This has created a very different generational division than that of authors in Britain.


Power Struggle Woman Writer Female Author Surrealist Movement Literary Field 
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