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The Caribbean Novel since 1945
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The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Michael Niblett


This book offers a comparative analysis of fiction from across the pan-Caribbean, exploring the relationship between literary form, cultural practice, and the nation-state. Engaging with the historical and political impact of capitalist imperialism, decolonization, class struggle, ethnic conflict, and gender relations, it considers the ways in which Caribbean authors have sought to rethink and re-narrate the traumatic past and often problematic “postcolonial” present of the region’s peoples. The book pays particular attention to the role cultural practices such as stickfighting and Carnival, a ... More

Keywords: pan-Caribbean, literary form, cultural practice, nation-state, capitalist imperialism, decolonization, class struggle, ethnic conflict, gender relations, Caribbean authors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617032479
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Niblett, author