By Natasha Barnes
Natasha Barnes strains using cultural arguments within the making of Caribbean modernity, taking a look at the cultural performances of the Anglophone Caribbean—cricket, carnival, dancehall, calypso, and sweetness pageants—and their significant literary portrayals. Barnes historicizes the frustrating linkage of tradition and state to argue that Caribbean anticolonialism has given expressive tradition a serious position within the region’s id politics. Her provocative readings of foundational thinkers C. L. R. James and Sylvia Winters will engender dialogue and debate one of the Caribbean highbrow neighborhood. This impressively interdisciplinary learn will make very important contributions to the fields of Afro-diaspora experiences, postcolonial stories, literary reviews, functionality stories, and sociology.
--Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Natasha Barnes is affiliate Professor of African American reviews and English on the college of Illinois at Chicago.
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