Afro-Caribbean Poetry and Ritual (Innbundet)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2010
Antall sider: 219
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780230623644
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Omtale Afro-Caribbean Poetry and Ritual
Focusing on orally transmitted cultural forms in the Caribbean, this book reaffirms the importance of myth and symbol in folk consciousness as a mode of imaginative conceptualization. Paul A. Griffith cross-references Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott s postcolonial debates with issues at seminal sites where Caribbean imaginary insurgencies took root. This book demonstrates the ways residually oral forms distilled history, society, and culture to cleverly resist aggressions authored through colonialist presumptions. In an analysis of the archetypal patterns in the oral tradition - both literary and nonliterary, this impressive book gives insight into the way in which people think about the world and represent themselves in it.

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