Women Writing the West Indies, 1804-1939

'A Hot Place, Belonging To Us'


© 2006 – Routledge

240 pages

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Paperback: 9780415418584
pub: 2006-09-05
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About the Book

This pioneering study surveys nineteenth- and twentieth-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole. It introduces a fascinating wealth of relatively unknown material and constitutes a timely interrogation of the supposed homogeneity of Caribbean discourse, especially with regard to 'race' and gender.


'The scope and depth of this book which covers much historical and social ground make it essential reading for students and academics.' - Michel Fabre, Revue AFRAM Review

About the Author

Evelyn O'Callaghan is a senior lecturer in English at the University of the West Indies, Barbados. Her publications include Woman Version: Theoretical Approaches to West Indian Fiction by Women (1993). She recently edited an early Antiguan novel, With Silent Tread by Frieda Cassin (2002).

About the Series

Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

Edited in collaboration with the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures presents a wide range of research into postcolonial literatures by specialists in the field. Volumes concentrate on writers and writing originating in previously (or presently) colonized areas, and include material from non-anglophone as well as anglophone colonies and literatures.

Part of our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections, this series considers postcolonial literature alongside topics such as gender, race, ecology, religion, politics, and science. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. Series editors: Donna Landry and Caroline Rooney

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