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Author MacDonald-Smythe, Antonia, 1957-

Title Making homes in the West/Indies : constructions of subjectivity in the writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid / Antonia MacDonald-Smythe.

Published New York : Garland, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.5409 MACD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 209 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This study focuses on the ways in which two of the most prominent Caribbean women writers residing in the United States, Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid, have made themselves at home within Caribbean poetics, even as their migration to the United States affords them participation and acceptance within its literary space. Availing themselves of the strategies of writing available from both traditions, Cliff and Kincaid are using their writings to theorize subjectivity within migratory and cross-cultural contexts. This book demonstrates that the patterns of convergent, yet multiply located subjectivity that both writer arrive at differ in scope and influence, contoured as they are by the peculiar intersections of race, class, and sexuality. Making Homes in the West/Indies is the first full-length study to mount a comparative analysis of Michelle Cliff's and Jamaica Kincaid's canon.
Subject Cliff, Michelle -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kincaid, Jamaica -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- West Indies -- History -- 20th century.
Subjectivity in literature.
Self in literature.
West Indies -- In literature.
ISBN 0815340370 (alk. paper)