Reimagining the Caribbean

Reimagining the Caribbean

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This volume brings together scholars working in different languagesa€”Creole, French, English, Spanisha€”and modes of cultural productiona€”literature, art, film, musica€”to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom. Essays focus on discussing how best to cross languages, histories, and modes of discourse. Instead of relying on available paradigms that depend on Western ways of thinking, the essays recommend methods to develop a pan-Caribbean perspective in relation to notions of the self, uses of language, gender hierarchies, and ideas of nationhood. Contributors represent various disciplines, work in one of the several languages of the Caribbean, and offer essays that reflect different cadres of expertise.22 In a€œNew York Day Womena€ the principal story line involving a mother and daughter is constructed in a questioning dialogue with small sections of ... It is a unique framework of direct question and answer; one which moves quickly from one question to the next, highlighting the mother and ... It reads as if it were an exam or test to make sure the younger listeners are prepared for the trials that will come.

Title:Reimagining the Caribbean
Author:Valérie Orlando, Sandra Cypess
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2014-07-01


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