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The Resource Beyond the canebrakes : Caribbean women writers in Canada, edited by Emily Allen Williams

Beyond the canebrakes : Caribbean women writers in Canada, edited by Emily Allen Williams

Label
Beyond the canebrakes : Caribbean women writers in Canada
Title
Beyond the canebrakes
Title remainder
Caribbean women writers in Canada
Statement of responsibility
edited by Emily Allen Williams
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beyond the Canebrakes: Caribbean Women Writers in Canada is a text of fifteen essays and two interviews that examine the work of West Indian women writers living in Canada. The essays examine the work of literary artists--Claire Harris, Olive Senior, Lillian Allen, Afua Cooper, Dionne Brand, M. Nourbese Philip, Nalo Hopkinson, Pamela Mordecai, and Makeda Silvera-- as an integral not marginal element of the Canadian and world literature canons. The authors of these essays and interviews dissect issues of history, gender, power, identity, and levels of discourse in moving scholars, researchers, and students into arenas of more vigorous study and critique of the West Indian woman writer in Canada. These essays further examine how these women writers' literary works reflect their foundations as Caribbean-born while illustrating their movement "beyond the canebrakes"--Caribbean homeland-- in a reflection and synthesis of their birth-home/heritage with diasporic-home."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Emily Allen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian literature
  • Canadian literature
  • Canadian literature
  • Minority women in literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Culture in literature
  • Caribbean Area
  • West Indies
Label
Beyond the canebrakes : Caribbean women writers in Canada, edited by Emily Allen Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Standing in the middle of the world cracking: class, cultural memory, and collectivity in Dionne Brand's At the Full and Change of the Moon / Pamela McCallum and Christian Olbey -- A still burning fire: Afua Cooper's triptych of resistance / Keith B. Mitchell -- Lessons from the writer: Olive Senior's Over the Roofs of the World and the interface of the Caribbean-Canadian reader / Stephanie Batcos -- Interrogating the silence: Marlene NourbeSe Philip's She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks / Emily Allen williams and LaJuan Simpson -- Pamela Mordecai: Jamaican language, local and in foreigh / Elaine Savory -- Summer Lightning: Olive Senior's Jamaican redemption / Paula Smith Allen -- Nalo Hopkinson: transcending genre boundaries / Ruby S. Ramraj -- Nalo Hopkinson and the reinvention of science fiction / Catherine Ramsdell -- Triadic revelations of exilic identity: Claire Harris's Fables From the Women's Quarters, Dipped in Shadow, and She / Emily Allen Williams -- A wife between cultures: Claire Harris's Nude on a Pale Staircase and Michel Foucault's Perspective on Power / Anna S. Blumenthal and Bernard L. Bray -- Postcolonial poetics and the trauma of slavery in Marlene Nourbese Philip's She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks / Stephen Morton -- Orality and the body in the poetry of Lillian Allen and Dionne Brand: towards an embodied social semiotics / Maria Caridad Casas -- Calling the conscience: the interplay of the situation, sight, and sound in Lillian Allen's poetry / Mildred Mickle -- Rewriting gender and the nation in Makeda Silvera's Silenced and The Heart Does Not Bend / Amy Kebe -- Lillian Allen: the reigning queen of dub poetry / an interview with Emily Allen Williams -- Afua Cooper: an evolving dub poet with a historical foundation / an interview with Emily Allen Williams
Control code
ocn191318036
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 353 p.
Isbn
9781592215539
Lccn
2008002776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Beyond the canebrakes : Caribbean women writers in Canada, edited by Emily Allen Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Standing in the middle of the world cracking: class, cultural memory, and collectivity in Dionne Brand's At the Full and Change of the Moon / Pamela McCallum and Christian Olbey -- A still burning fire: Afua Cooper's triptych of resistance / Keith B. Mitchell -- Lessons from the writer: Olive Senior's Over the Roofs of the World and the interface of the Caribbean-Canadian reader / Stephanie Batcos -- Interrogating the silence: Marlene NourbeSe Philip's She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks / Emily Allen williams and LaJuan Simpson -- Pamela Mordecai: Jamaican language, local and in foreigh / Elaine Savory -- Summer Lightning: Olive Senior's Jamaican redemption / Paula Smith Allen -- Nalo Hopkinson: transcending genre boundaries / Ruby S. Ramraj -- Nalo Hopkinson and the reinvention of science fiction / Catherine Ramsdell -- Triadic revelations of exilic identity: Claire Harris's Fables From the Women's Quarters, Dipped in Shadow, and She / Emily Allen Williams -- A wife between cultures: Claire Harris's Nude on a Pale Staircase and Michel Foucault's Perspective on Power / Anna S. Blumenthal and Bernard L. Bray -- Postcolonial poetics and the trauma of slavery in Marlene Nourbese Philip's She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks / Stephen Morton -- Orality and the body in the poetry of Lillian Allen and Dionne Brand: towards an embodied social semiotics / Maria Caridad Casas -- Calling the conscience: the interplay of the situation, sight, and sound in Lillian Allen's poetry / Mildred Mickle -- Rewriting gender and the nation in Makeda Silvera's Silenced and The Heart Does Not Bend / Amy Kebe -- Lillian Allen: the reigning queen of dub poetry / an interview with Emily Allen Williams -- Afua Cooper: an evolving dub poet with a historical foundation / an interview with Emily Allen Williams
Control code
ocn191318036
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 353 p.
Isbn
9781592215539
Lccn
2008002776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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