Caribbean writers, performance poets, newspaper poets, singer-songwriters have created a popular art form, a poetry heard by audiences all over the world. Abstract This article contributes to the sparse literature on democratic regimes in the Caribbean by examining the emergence and persistence of Anglo-Caribbean democracies. Omissions? Look for Me All Around You provides a generous, balanced, much-needed collection of Anglo-Caribbean writing from the Harlem Renaissance. 3/4, 1 Jan. 1987, pp. [17], Caribbean stories and poems are ripe with references to storms, hurricanes, and natural disasters. Different languages also make different references to the texts. Both terms are often used interchangeably despite having different origins and referring to slightly different groups of people. We highlight six novels from six Caribbean … [27] This epic poem is divided into seven books containing sixty-four chapters. Then, as part of Spanish-American Modernism, Spanish and French Caribbean writers began to break away from European ideals and to identify themselves with their fellow West Indians, most of whom were black. Native fruits and vegetables appear in colonized and decolonizing discourse. Among the most prominent Caribbean poets whose works are widely studied (and translated into other languages) are: Derek Walcott (who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature), Kamau Brathwaite, Edouard Glissant, Giannina Braschi, Lorna Goodinson, Aimé Fernand Césaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Kwame Dawes, and Claudia Rankine. Anglo-America is distinct from Latin America, a region of the Americas where Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese and French) are prevalent. Concentrating on the 1950s to the mid 1970s, it highlights the period's diversity of sexual concerns. Maryse Condé’s novel Tree of Life (1992) discusses the involvement of family ties and how people seek to improve their lot in life by working to build the Panama Canal. "Deconstructing Nationalisms: Henry Swanzy, Caribbean Voices and the Development of West Indian Literature", Interviewing the Caribbean - letters and the visual arts, "CARIBBEAN ISLANDS :. In contemporary Anglo-Caribbean literature, the dialectic interrelations of “exile” and “return” are essential for conveying meta-reflections on literature and language, as well as the role they play in the construction of personal and collective identities. Rao was writing in an era--which didn't really end until well into the 1980s--when Anglophone Indian literature was largely read within the paradigm of 'Commonwealth Literature.' Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance (98) (see this article for more discussion) PORTFOLIO. The Economic Times, Economic Times, 13 Nov. 2011, Other notable names in (anglophone) Caribbean literature have included Una Marson, Earl Lovelace, Austin Clarke, Claude McKay, Louise Bennett, Orlando Patterson, Andrew Salkey, Edward Kamau Brathwaite (who was born in Barbados and has lived in Ghana and Jamaica), Linton Kwesi Johnson, Velma Pollard and Michelle Cliff, to name only a few. Literature of the Caribbean by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert The Caribbean is an exotic but not too distant land, full of rich cultural traditions. The literature of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Curaçao, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Martin, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos and the U.S. Virgin Islands would normally be considered to belong to the wider category of West Indian literature. Cross-Cultural Studies is the culminating effort of a distinguished team of international scholars who have worked since the mid-1980s to create the most complete analysis of Caribbean literature ever undertaken. James (Trinidad) and the poetry of Derek Walcott (St. Lucia). Chinese Characters in Anglo-Caribbean Literature - ANN-MARIE LEE-LOY 41. [20][21] Giannina Braschi's postcolonial work United States of Banana imagines a political and economic deal deal between China and Puerto Rico as the exchange of a bowl of rice for a bowl of beans, and a Lychee for a Quenepa.[22]. The Slave Narrative in the Anglophone Caribbean (45) Nicole N. Aljoe. Folk a. Major novelists include Maryse Conde (Guadeloupe), Merle Hodge (Trinidad), Paul Marshall, Elizabeth Nunez (Trinidad-American ), Tiphanie Yanique (Virgin Islands), Rosario Ferre (Puerto Rico), and Michelle Cliff (Jamaica). [24] The work relates Juan Ponce de Leon's colonization of Puerto Rico in search for the mythic fountain of youth. These works include genres such as epic poetry, hagiography, sermons, Bible translations, legal works, chronicles, riddles, and others.