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Caribbean Genesis
Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds
Caribbean Genesis
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Jana Evans Braziel - Author
Price: $75.00 
Hardcover - 245 pages
Release Date: January 2009
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7653-6

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Paperback - 245 pages
Release Date: January 2010
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ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7654-3

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Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.

By exploring the breadth of Jamaica Kincaid’s writings, this book reveals her work’s transmutations of genre, specifically those of autobiography, biography, and history in relation to the forces of creation and destruction in the Caribbean. Jana Evans Braziel examines Kincaid’s preoccupation with genealogy, genesis, and genocide in the Caribbean; her adaptations of biblical texts for her literary oeuvre; and her authorial deployments of the diabolic as frames for both rethinking the boundaries of genre and altering notions of subjectivity, objectivity, self, and other.

Jana Evans Braziel is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati and author of Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora


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Table of Contents

Introduction: Caribbean Genesis, Alterbiography, and the Writing of New Worlds

1. Alterrainsof “Blackness” in At the Bottom of the River

2. Jablesse, Obeah, and Caribbean Cosmogonies in At the Bottom of the River

3. The Diabolic as Diasporic in Annie John and Lucy

4. Genre, Genealogy, and Genocide in The Autobiography of My Mother

5. Death and the Biographical Autograph in My Brother

6. Genre, Genealogy, and Genesis in Mr. Potter

Notes
Bibliography
Index



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