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Founding Fictions of the Dutch Caribbean

Cola Debrot’s «My Black Sister» and Boeli van Leeuwen’s "A Stranger on Earth"

by Olga E. Rojer (Author) Joseph O. Aimone (Author)
©2007 Monographs 160 Pages

Summary

Cola Debrot’s «My Black Sister» and Boeli van Leeuwen’s A Stranger on Earth are two pivotal works from the early period of postcolonial Dutch-language fiction from the Dutch Caribbean. Each portrays different aspects of the predicament of postcolonial identity, gender, race, and politics in the vein best known as «tropic existentialism». Founding Fictions of the Dutch Caribbean is suitable for courses on Caribbean literature and postcolonial literature, and will be of great interest to readers of fiction in general.

Details

Pages
160
Year
2007
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820488196
Language
English
Keywords
Fiction Dutch Caribbean Modern Postcolonial
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. X, 160 pp.

Biographical notes

Olga E. Rojer (Author) Joseph O. Aimone (Author)

The Translators: Olga E. Rojer teaches in the Department of Language and Foreign Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. She received her Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Maryland. She is the author of Exile in Argentina: 1933-1945 (Peter Lang, 1989). Her collaborative translations with Joseph O. Aimone of Dutch and Papiamentu literature from the Dutch Caribbean have been published widely. Joseph O. Aimone teaches in the Department of English at the University of Houston Downtown. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Davis. His collaborative translations with Olga E. Rojer of Dutch and Papiamentu literature from the Dutch Carribbean have been published widely. He has also published poetry and literary criticism.

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