Making Homes in the West/Indies: Constructions of Subjectivity in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid

Making Homes in the West/Indies: Constructions of Subjectivity in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid

by Antonia Macdonald-Smythe

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Making Homes in the West/Indies: Constructions of Subjectivity in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid by Antonia Macdonald-Smythe

This study focuses on the ways in which two of the most prominent Caribbean women writers residing in the United States, Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid, have made themselves at home within Caribbean poetics, even as their migration to the United States affords them participation and acceptance within its literary space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815340379
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction: Kwik? Kwak!: Narrations of the Self

Chapter 1. Talking Back to the Bildunsroman

Chapter 2. Negotiating Exile: Take Your Bundle and Leave and Go! Chapter 3. Slippery Tongues: Re/Claiming Orality as a Tactic of Intervention

Chapter 4. W/righting History: Locating the Traveling Subject

Chapter 5. Kwik? Kwak!: Infinite Chronicles of the World and the Word

Bibliography

Index

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