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The beginnings of Caribbean literature lie hidden In the folklore of the plantation era and in the prim, condescending travelogues, the exotic novels, and the apparently naive slave narratives - often authored by Whites - that began to appear as early as the eighteenth century. Francis Williams, the classically educated Black poet of 18th century Jamaica, used conventional Augustan poetics to protest racism and assert the common humanity of mankind. The vision draws from Caribbean life. By the 19th century some black poets began to write of their own concerns and experiences, some writing in the local vernacular.

The essays in this book are intended to introduce the reader to the wide range of important Caribbean writers, from the pioneers to the contemporaries.

ISBN

9780313239397

Publication Date

1986

Publisher

Greenwood Press

City

Westport, CT

Keywords

Caribbean writers, Caribbean literature, Caribbean life, identity

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

English

Disciplines

African Studies | English Language and Literature | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

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Fifty Caribbean Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical and Critical Sourcebook

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