Caribbean Genesis : Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds
By exploring the breadth of Jamaica Kincaid's writings, this book reveals her work's transmutations of genre, specifically those of autobiography, biography, and history in relation to the forces of creation and destruction in the Caribbean. Jana Evans Braziel examines Kincaid's preoccupation with genealogy, genesis, and genocide in the Caribbean; her adaptations of biblical texts for her literary oeuvre; and her authorial deployments of the diabolic as frames for both rethinking the boundaries of genre and altering notions of subjectivity, objectivity, self, and other.
- Paperback | 245 pages
- 154 x 230 x 20mm | 399.16g
- 01 Jan 2010
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
About Jana Evans Braziel
Jana Evans Braziel is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati and author of Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora.