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The Resource Searching for safe spaces : Afro-Caribbean women writers in exile, Myriam J. A. Chancy

Searching for safe spaces : Afro-Caribbean women writers in exile, Myriam J. A. Chancy

Label
Searching for safe spaces : Afro-Caribbean women writers in exile
Title
Searching for safe spaces
Title remainder
Afro-Caribbean women writers in exile
Statement of responsibility
Myriam J. A. Chancy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Understanding exile as flight from political persecution or forms of oppression that single out women, Myriam J.A. Chancy concentrates on diasporic writers and filmmakers who depict the vulnerability of women to poverty and exploitation in their homelands and their search for safe refuge. These Afro-Caribbean feminists probe the complex issues of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class that limit women's lives. They portray the harsh conditions that all too commonly drive women into exile, depriving them of security and a sense of belonging in their adopted countries - the United States, Canada, or England
  • As they rework traditional literary forms, artists such as Joan Riley, Beryl Gilroy, M. Nourbese Philip, Dionne Brand, Makeda Silvera, Audre Lorde, Rosa Guy, Michelle Cliff, and Marie Chauvet give voice to Afro-Caribbean women's alienation and longing to return home. Whether the return home is realized geographically or metaphorically, the poems, fiction, and film considered in this book speak boldly of self-definition and transformation
  • Understanding exile as flight from political persecution or forms of oppression that single out women, Myriam J. A. Chancy concentrates on diasporic writers and filmmakers who depict the vulnerability of women to poverty and exploitation in their homelands and their search for safe refuge. These Afro-Caribbean feminists probe the complex issues of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class that limit women's lives. They portray the harsh conditions that all too commonly drive women into exile, depriving them of security and a sense of belonging in their adopted countries - the United States, Canada, or England
  • As they rework traditional literary forms, artists such as Joan Riley, Beryl Gilroy, M. Nourbese Philip, Dionne Brand, Makeda Silvera, Audre Lorde, Rosa Guy, Michelle Cliff, and Marie Chauvet give voice to Afro-Caribbean women's alienation and longing to return home. Whether the return home is realized geographically or metaphorically, the poems, fiction, and film considered in this book speak boldly of self-definition and transformation
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DLC
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1970-
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Chancy, Myriam J. A.
Dewey number
820.9/9287/089960729
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9205.05
LC item number
.C48 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • West Indian literature (English)
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • West Indian literature (English)
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • Outsiders in literature
  • Exiles in literature
  • Exiled women authors
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • West Indian literature (English)
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • West Indian literature (English)
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Minorities in literature
  • Outsiders in literature
  • Exiles in literature
  • Exiled women authors
  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • West Indian literature (English)
  • Littérature antillaise (anglaise) à l'étranger
  • Écrits de femmes antillais (anglais)
  • Aliénation (Psychologie sociale) dans la littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Étrangers dans la littérature
  • Exilés dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Exilliteratur
  • Anglophone Karibik
Label
Searching for safe spaces : Afro-Caribbean women writers in exile, Myriam J. A. Chancy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Remembering Ourselves: The Power of the Erotic in Works by Audre Lorde, Rosa Guy, and Michelle Cliff
  • 5.
  • Exile, Resistance, Home: Retelling History in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Marie Chauvet
  • Epilogue: "Return"
  • Prologue: "Natif-Natal"
  • 1.
  • Productive Contradictions: Afro-Caribbean Diasporic Feminism and the Question of Exile
  • 2.
  • Exiled in the "Fatherland": Joan Riley and Beryl Gilroy Voice Afro-Caribbean Women in Britain
  • 3.
  • "Good Enough to Work, Good Enough to Stay": M. Nourbese Philip, Dionne Brand, and Makeda Silvera and Women's Dignity in Canadian Exile
  • 4.
Control code
35701224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 246 pages
Isbn
9781566395403
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96046236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35701224
Label
Searching for safe spaces : Afro-Caribbean women writers in exile, Myriam J. A. Chancy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Remembering Ourselves: The Power of the Erotic in Works by Audre Lorde, Rosa Guy, and Michelle Cliff
  • 5.
  • Exile, Resistance, Home: Retelling History in the Writings of Michelle Cliff and Marie Chauvet
  • Epilogue: "Return"
  • Prologue: "Natif-Natal"
  • 1.
  • Productive Contradictions: Afro-Caribbean Diasporic Feminism and the Question of Exile
  • 2.
  • Exiled in the "Fatherland": Joan Riley and Beryl Gilroy Voice Afro-Caribbean Women in Britain
  • 3.
  • "Good Enough to Work, Good Enough to Stay": M. Nourbese Philip, Dionne Brand, and Makeda Silvera and Women's Dignity in Canadian Exile
  • 4.
Control code
35701224
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 246 pages
Isbn
9781566395403
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96046236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35701224

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