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Book Chapter
Author, Analytic
Wilson, Elizabeth
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Modern Languages and Literatures; Faculty of Arts and Education
Title, Analytic
Claiming an identity they taught me to despise: From Mayotte Capécia to Michèle Cliff
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Colville, Georgina
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Other voices: Other Americas
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Edwin Mellon
Date of Publication
1997
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174-189
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Abstract
Looks at the evolution of the awareness and the 'problematic' situation of the Caribbean woman, writer/protagonist, and considers female identity in particular with respect to the issues of the look of the 'Other'; the question of language: English/French vs creole; the role of the mother-daughter relationship (which in Capecia is the origin of the heroine's alienation from her creole culture but in Cliff leads the protagonist back to her roots) and finally offers some reflections on on the significance of names and naming in Caribbean identity as evidenced in the novels of Cliff but also of Michele Lacrosil, Guadeloupean writer of the 60s whose protagonists are nuerotic and extremely alienated.....
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