All Icons Are Mine, Too

Foster, Cecil
January 1999
Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s;1999, p87
The article presents a reflection of the author on the exile of black writers. In the author's second book "Sleep on Beloved," the author wanted to look at what life is like once you have made that decision to go into exile. To some degree, she argues, that many of the writers must be crazy when they wake up in the Caribbean and decide that they can go to New York, Los Angeles or whatever, and that almost immediately they can fit into that society. The author discusses writing about the black Caribbean experience in Toronto and how the theme is easy to share with immigrant audiences everywhere.


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