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978-0-7391-1469-8 • Hardback • December 2007 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
978-0-7391-1470-4 • Paperback • December 2007 • $50.99 • (£39.00)
Patricia Joan Saunders is assistant professor of English at the University of Miami. She lives in Miami, Florida.
Chapter 1 The Trinidad Renaissance: Building a Nation, Building a Self
Chapter 2 The Pleasures/Privileges of Location: Reading Race, Gender, and Sexuality in George Lamming'sWater with Berries
Chapter 3 Gender and Genre: The Logic of Language and the Logistics of Identity
Chapter 4 Routes and Roots: Race, Class, and the Meaning of Black Female Subjectivity
Chapter 5 Boundaries, Borders, and the Unhoused: Re-Routing Black Identity in North America
Saunders' contention that 'black female subjects function as nationalism's "nearly selved" other' is persuasively argued in analyses of Trinidad's literary scene of the 1920s, George Lamming's narratives of the nation, and, crucially, Caribbean women writers' prophetic and profound counter-narratives of the Caribbean and post-Katrina North America.
— Faith Smith, Brandeis University
Patricia Saunders' work on issues of sexuality in Caribbean popular culture has already established her as an exceptional scholar in the burgeoning field of Caribbean cultural studies. Her incisive analyses of popular culture sensibilities lend a fresh perspective on the Caribbean's literary canon in this promising new book.
— Belinda Edmondson, Rutgers University, Newark