Writers of the Caribbean Diaspora

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Jasbir Jain

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Publisher

Sterling Publishers Pvt Ltd.

ISBN-13

9788120736108

ISBN-10 8120736109
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21.3 x 14 x 1.7
Weight (grms) 360
Histories are important and histories have a way of traveling. West Indies is one example of a society constructed artificially of imported populations, who have gone on to build their own power structures, political histories and national identities. The Caribbean is one such society where multi-culturalism has been put to test. This book is an attempt to understand Caribbean histories, patterns of migration and race-relations. It is a collection of essays by Caribbean writers like V.S. Naipaul, Paule Marshall, Jean Rhys, Austin Clarke, Caryl Phillips and Cyril Dabydeen. The essays in this book have taken up most of the representative authors of the Caribbean, either by addressing their work or through contributions by the writers themselves. The attempt has been to provide a chronological history of the Caribbean and to give representation to writers living now in different host cultures. Some papers are gender-oriented and locate the position of the women in the West Indies.

Jasbir Jain

Jasbir Jain is the honorary director of the Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (IRIS), Jaipur. She was a Sahitya Akademi Writer-in-Residence (2009) and Emeritus Fellow (2001-2003), both at the University of Rajasthan. The recipient of several awards, Jain is an elected Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. She has taught at Copenhagen University (Denmark), the University of Tampere (Finland) and St Lawrence University (USA) and been a Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London. Amongst her works are Beyond Post colonialism: The Dreams and Realities of a Nation (2006) and Indigenous Roots of Feminism: Culture, Subjectivity and Agency (2011).
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