Violence In Caribbean Literature: Stories Of Stones And Blood by Véronique MaisierViolence In Caribbean Literature: Stories Of Stones And Blood by Véronique Maisier

Violence In Caribbean Literature: Stories Of Stones And Blood

byVéronique Maisier

Hardcover | December 11, 2014

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This book uses the scene of the throwing of a stone found in five Caribbean novels as a starting point to an examination of the turmoil of history in the Caribbean, of the colonial education imposed on native populations, of the gendered relations that exist today in the region, of the political status and aspirations of Caribbean nations, and finally of the psychological impact of colonization on Caribbean minds. The trope of the stone and the analysis of the violence it delivers provide the thread that conducts the linked readings of these Anglophone and Francophone novels, written by Jean Rhys, Merle Hodge, Gisèle Pineau, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Michelle Cliff.
Véronique Maisier is associate professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she teachers French and Francophone literature and culture.
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Title:Violence In Caribbean Literature: Stories Of Stones And BloodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:170 pages, 9.41 × 6.33 × 0.71 inPublished:December 11, 2014Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739197118

ISBN - 13:9780739197110

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Using theoretical framework from cultural and literary studies, Véronique Maisier's Violence in Caribbean Literature: Stories of Stones and Blood analyzes the representation of epistemic violence whether it be colonial, cultural, psychological, and physical in Caribbean Francophone and Anglophone literature. This book offers insights into the complexities resulting from the legacy of colonial violence and its disastrous effects on people who share a history of slavery and colonialism. It should be useful to scholars in literature, postcolonial, Anglophone, and Francophone studies.