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Taking Flight: Caribbean Women Writing from Abroad

Jennifer Donahue


Caribbean women have long utilized the medium of fiction to break the pervasive silence surrounding abuse and exploitation. Contemporary works by authors such as Tiphanie Yanique and Nicole Dennis-Benn illustrate the deep-rooted consequences of trauma based on gender, sexuality, and race, and trace the steps that women take to find safer ground from oppression. Taking Flight takes a closer look at the immigrant experience in contemporary Caribbean women’s writing and considers the effects of restrictive social mores. In the texts examined in Taking Flight, culturally sanctioned violence impact ... More

Keywords: Migration, Trauma, Shame, Silence, Resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496828637
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828637.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Donahue, author
University of Arizona