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Making Homes in the West/Indies : Constructions of Subjectivity in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid - Antonia Macdonald-Smythe

Making Homes in the West/Indies

Constructions of Subjectivity in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid

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Published: 2nd February 2001
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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.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Kwik? Kwak!: Narrations of the Self
Talking Back to the Bildunsroman
Negotiating Exile: Take Your Bundle and Leave and Go!
Slippery Tongues: Re/Claiming Orality as a Tactic of Intervention
W/righting History: Locating the Traveling Subject
Kwik? Kwak!: Infinite Chronicles of the World and the Word
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780815340379
ISBN-10: 0815340370
Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd February 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.75  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1