Cooper, Carolyn J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Literatures in English
'West Indies plight': Louise Bennett and the cultural politics of federation
Social and Economic Studies
Date of Publication
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'.