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Women writing the West Indies, 1804-1939 : 'a hot place, belonging to us'

Author: Evelyn O'Callaghan
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study surveys 19th- and 20th-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole. It introduces a wealth of relatively unknown material and constitutes a timely  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn O'Callaghan
ISBN: 0415288835 9780415288835
OCLC Number: 62176014
Description: x, 224 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Defamiliarizing "the mistress" : representations of white women in the West Indies --
"With the utmost familiarity" : black and white women --
"This is another world" : travel narratives, women and the construction of tropical landscape --
A female "El Dorado" --
Narratives of tainted empire --
Colonial discourse and the subaltern's voice.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 8.
Responsibility: Evelyn O'Callaghan.

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'The scope and depth of this book which covers much historical and social ground make it essential reading for students and academics.' - Michel Fabre, Revue AFRAM Review

 
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