TITLE

Choosing Exile: Black Women Writers from the Caribbean

AUTHOR(S)
Cudjoe, Selwyn R.
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the renaissance of Caribbean women writers over the past few years in the U.S. and elsewhere. The inception of women's writing and black writing in general, in the Caribbean, that is, from the publication of "The Sorrows of Yamba," one of the earliest pieces of Caribbean verse, that many of the sentiments echoed by Yamba found a ready resonance and response in the verse of another black woman, Phillis Wheatley, who would pen the very first book of poems, "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral," by an African American. Similarities between themes of slavery, colonialism, and racism in Caribbean women writer's stories and that of African American author's themes are noted.
ACCESSION #
19425517

 

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