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Miraculous Weapons

Revolutionary Ideology in Caribbean Culture

by Joy A. I. Mahabir (Author)
©2003 Monographs 167 Pages
Series: Caribbean Studies, Volume 9

Summary

To revolutionary Caribbean artists who support liberation struggles, their works are «miraculous weapons», in Aimé Césaire’s poetic words. Pan-Caribbean and interdisciplinary in scope, this unique and original book analyzes a heterogeneous body of progressive texts: novels, poetry, visual art, and music, as well as the form that assembles them all – the Caribbean Carnival. By exploring the social, political, intellectual, and cultural complexity of the Caribbean, Joy A. I. Mahabir presents a new and compelling perspective on Caribbean studies that responds to and challenges recent work in this field.

Details

Pages
167
Year
2003
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820461557
Language
English
Keywords
poetry visual art music Carnival
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. 167 pp., ill.

Biographical notes

Joy A. I. Mahabir (Author)

The Author: Joy A. I. Mahabir is a Trinidadian writer currently teaching Caribbean and Pan-African literature in the Department of Africana Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received her Ph.D. in Caribbean literature from the English Department. Her research and publications include an interdisciplinary focus on Caribbean, African American, Asian, and African cultures.

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