Contemporary Caribbean women's poetry: making style

DeCaires Narain, Denise (2002) Contemporary Caribbean women's poetry: making style. Routledge, London ; New York. ISBN 9780415218122

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Abstract

This book comprises the first sustained account of Caribbean women¿s poetry and provides detailed readings of poems by women poets whose work to date has received comparatively little critical attention. These readings are contextualized both within Caribbean cultural debates and postcolonial and feminist critical discourses. The book explores the gendered implications of nationalist cultural debates and assesses the distinction between `the oral¿ and `the scribal¿ which these debates were focused around and considers the critical issues raised by the performance of raced and gendered identities in poetic discourse. It concludes with a discussion and critique of the category, `Caribbean women¿s writing¿.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Denise DeCairesNarain
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:45
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 14:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27977
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