Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone

Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone

by Carole Boyce Davies
Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone

Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zone

by Carole Boyce Davies

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Overview

Drawing on both personal experience and critical theory, Carole Boyce Davies illuminates the dynamic complexity of Caribbean culture and traces its migratory patterns throughout the Americas. Both a memoir and a scholarly study, Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones explores the multivalent meanings of Caribbean space and community in a cross-cultural and transdisciplinary perspective.
 
From her childhood in Trinidad and Tobago to life and work in communities and universities in Nigeria, Brazil, England, and the United States, Carole Boyce Davies portrays a rich and fluid set of personal experiences. She reflects on these movements to understand the interrelated dynamics of race, gender, and sexuality embedded in Caribbean spaces, as well as many Caribbean people's traumatic and transformative stories of displacement, migration, exile, and sometimes return. Ultimately, Boyce Davies reestablishes the connections between theory and practice, intellectual work and activism, and personal and private space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252079535
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carole Boyce Davies is a professor of Africana studies and English at Cornell University. Her many works include Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones and the three-volume Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture.
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