Michelle Cliff's Novels: Piecing the Tapestry of Memory and History (Caribbean Studies Series)

Michelle Cliff's Novels: Piecing the Tapestry of Memory and History (Caribbean Studies Series)

by Noraida Agosto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820442550

ISBN-13: 9780820442556

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

At the center of Jamaican-born Michelle Cliff's novels is the exploration of the interplay between memory and history. Noraida Agosto examines Cliff's representation of memory as the part of history that has been suppressed because of its revolutionary potential. Memories of slave rebellions, for instance, were erased through omission from official historical

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At the center of Jamaican-born Michelle Cliff's novels is the exploration of the interplay between memory and history. Noraida Agosto examines Cliff's representation of memory as the part of history that has been suppressed because of its revolutionary potential. Memories of slave rebellions, for instance, were erased through omission from official historical accounts to discourage resistance among slaves. Cliff's novels are an attempt to recover these erased memories, which could generate resistance to modern oppressions. This recovery of devalued memories also entails a validation of non-elite beliefs, languages, and art forms in order to debunk dominant practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820442556
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Caribbean Studies Series
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
IA Counter-History of Discovery and Colonization19
IIMemory and Women, Bodies and History45
IIIMemory and Resistance74
IVCliff's Subject: From Individual to Agent103
VCreolization in Cliff's Texts133
Afterword165
Notes173
Bibliography183
Index197

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