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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Cooper, Carolyn J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Literatures in English
Article Title
'West Indies plight': Louise Bennett and the cultural politics of federation
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Social and Economic Studies
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
1999
Volume ID
48
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
211-228
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Abstract
Argues that the West Indian 'plight' which Louise Bennett satirises in her mock elegaic poem 'Dear Departed Federation' is encoded in the ironic rhyme with 'unite'. Emphasises that popular culture is an important site of contestation about emotive constructs such as 'nation', 'independence' and 'federation'.