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The tropics bite back : culinary coups in Caribbean literature

Author: Valérie Loichot
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ubiquitous presence of food and hunger in Caribbean writing-from folktales, fiction, and poetry to political and historical treatises-signals the traumas that have marked the Caribbean from the Middle Passage to the present day. The Tropics Bite Back traces the evolution of the Caribbean response to the colonial gaze (or rather the colonial mouth) from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Unlike  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literatures
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Loichot, Valérie, 1968-
Tropics bite back.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013010196
(OCoLC)816563815
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valérie Loichot
ISBN: 9781452939308 1452939306
OCLC Number: 846495527
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 243 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The cannibal and the edible --
From gumbo to masala: Édouard Glissant's creolization in the circum-Caribbean --
Not just hunger: Patrick Chamoiseau, Aimé Césaire, and Jean-Baptiste Labat --
Kitchen narrative: food and exile in Edwidge Danticat and Gisèle Pineau --
Sexual traps: Dany Laferrière and Gisèle Pineau --
Literary cannibals: Suzanne Cøsaire and Maryse Condé --
Afterword: Can hunger speak?
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Valérie Loichot.

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The Tropics Bite Back traces the evolution of the Caribbean response to the colonial gaze (or rather the colonial mouth) from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Val rie Loichot employs  Read more...

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