By Jennifer Rahim, Dr Barbara Lalla PH.D.
"Beyond Borders" is a multidisciplinary selection of essays with a spotlight on modern matters in Caribbean cultural experiences. tradition and cultural identity are surely hugely charged political Goliaths with neighborhood and international ramifications. this is often one of many purposes for the digital growth the self-discipline has loved, and the Caribbean isn't any exception. therefore, there's a turning out to be call for for info within the box for either learn and educating reasons. The essays during this assortment supply any such source. They discover cross-cultural topics and matters throughout various disciplines that come with literature, language, schooling, heritage and pop culture. they are going to curiosity a vast cross-section of nearby and foreign readers, together with quite a lot of students, expert academics, scholars and individuals of most of the people wishing to appreciate the complicated dynamics of Caribbean tradition. the problems of cultural survival and negotiation with which every one of these essays deal, serve to foreground a background of domination, resistance and very good alterations inside and past the borders of this archipelago. it really is now not attainable to move tradition off as easily a question of commonalities, pursuits and values, as though politics and gear have been blameless of influencing what will get outlined and fed on as tradition. "Beyond Borders: Cross-culturalism and the Caribbean Canon" bargains a discussion board for modern debates on Caribbean tradition in its ongoing technique of evolution.
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The first page of the poem poses an interesting dilemma for its readers because of the unusual positioning of the written word on the page: English is my mother tongue. A mother tongue is not not a foreign lan lan lang language l/anguish anguish – a foreign anguish. EDICT 1 English is my father tongue Every owner of slaves shall, whenever possible . 20 Gender and Genre: The Logic of Language and the Logistics of Identity 47 The polyvocularity of the text, which plays with mother tongue, mammy tongue, mammy tongue, modder tongue, and ma tongue, is created both through sight and sound, producing an effect of fragmented images that are constantly being disrupted by the other narratives that share the page, as well as the same historical s/place.
Robert Goddard, “Last to Bat”, in Enterprise of the Indies, ed. George Lamming (Port of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago Institute of the West Indies, 1999), 32–33. Kusha Haraksingh, “Indenture and Self Emancipation”, in Enterprise of the Indies, ed. George Lamming (Port of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago Institute of the West Indies, 1999), 40. Mighty Killer [Cephus Alexander], “Indian People with Creole Name” (1952), quoted by Gordon Rohlehr, in Calypso and Society in Pre-Independence Trinidad (Port of Spain: Lexicon, 1990), 498.
R. James, Eric Williams and others were not available for women migrating a generation later. The absence of these benefits, as well as a changing relationship between the metropoles and “foreigners”, was an indication of the shift in racial politics in North America, Britain and Canada. 4 My interest in examining the relatedness of the phenomenon of second-wave migration by women writers and discourses of identity is twofold. First, I want to suggest that for contemporary Caribbean women writers, the political geography of their migration meant coming to terms with their experiences of alienation, oppression and dispossession, both in their Caribbean homelands and now in their new homelands in the black diaspora.
Beyond Borders: Cross-Culturalism and the Caribbean Canon by Jennifer Rahim, Dr Barbara Lalla PH.D.