Alien-nation and repatriation : translating identity in Anglophone Caribbean literature (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Alien-nation and repatriation : translating identity in Anglophone Caribbean literature

Author: Patricia Joan Saunders
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Series: Caribbean studies (Lanham, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alien-Nation and Repatriation examines emergence and transformations in representations of national identity in Anglophone Caribbean literary traditions. This study examines the extent to which gender, migration, and female sexuality frame the earliest representations of Caribbean identity in literature by West Indian authors."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saunders, Patricia Joan, 1968-
Alien-nation and repatriation.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)608408862
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Joan Saunders
ISBN: 9780739114698 0739114697 9780739114704 0739114700
OCLC Number: 156845848
Description: xv, 181 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : imagining the impossible --
The Trinidad renaissance : building a nation, building a self --
The pleasures/privileges of exile : re/covering race and sexuality in The Pleasures of Exile and Water with Berries --
Gender and genre : the logic of language and the logistics of identity --
Routes and roots : re(in)scribing the meaning of home --
Boundaries, borders, and the unhoused : re-routing Black identity in North America --
Conclusion : mapping meaning and identity.
Series Title: Caribbean studies (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Patricia Joan Saunders.
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"Alien-Nation and Repatriation examines emergence and transformations in representations of national identity in Anglophone Caribbean literary traditions. This study examines the extent to which gender, migration, and female sexuality frame the earliest representations of Caribbean identity in literature by West Indian authors."--Jacket.

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Saunders' contention that 'black female subjects function as nationalism's "nearly selved" other' is persuasively argued in analyses of Trinidad's literary scene of the 1920s, George Lamming's Read more...

 
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