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By Sarah Phillips Casteel

ISBN-10: 0231174403

ISBN-13: 9780231174404

With what could seem stunning frequency, Caribbean writers have grew to become to Jewish Caribbean stories of exodus and reinvention, from the coming of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal within the 1490s to the flight of eu Jewish refugees to Trinidad and in different places within the Thirties. analyzing this ancient migration throughout the lens of postwar Caribbean fiction and poetry, Sarah Phillips Casteel conducts the 1st significant research of representations of Jewishness in Caribbean literature. Bridging the space among postcolonial and Jewish reports, Calypso Jews enriches crosscultural investigations of Caribbean creolization. Caribbean writers invoke either the 1492 expulsion and the Holocaust as a part of their literary archaeology of slavery and its legacies. regardless of the unequal and infrequently fraught kinfolk among Blacks and Jews within the Caribbean ahead of and after emancipation, Black-Jewish literary encounters mirror sympathy and id greater than antagonism and festival. featuring an alternative choice to U.S.-based severe narratives of Black-Jewish kin, Casteel reads Derek Walcott, Maryse Condé, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, and Paul Gilroy, between others, to bare a particular inter-diasporic courting refracted in the course of the artistic options of 2 resilient cultures.

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By Sarah Phillips Casteel

ISBN-10: 0231174403

ISBN-13: 9780231174404

With what could seem stunning frequency, Caribbean writers have grew to become to Jewish Caribbean stories of exodus and reinvention, from the coming of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal within the 1490s to the flight of eu Jewish refugees to Trinidad and in different places within the Thirties. analyzing this ancient migration throughout the lens of postwar Caribbean fiction and poetry, Sarah Phillips Casteel conducts the 1st significant research of representations of Jewishness in Caribbean literature. Bridging the space among postcolonial and Jewish reports, Calypso Jews enriches crosscultural investigations of Caribbean creolization. Caribbean writers invoke either the 1492 expulsion and the Holocaust as a part of their literary archaeology of slavery and its legacies. regardless of the unequal and infrequently fraught kinfolk among Blacks and Jews within the Caribbean ahead of and after emancipation, Black-Jewish literary encounters mirror sympathy and id greater than antagonism and festival. featuring an alternative choice to U.S.-based severe narratives of Black-Jewish kin, Casteel reads Derek Walcott, Maryse Condé, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, and Paul Gilroy, between others, to bare a particular inter-diasporic courting refracted in the course of the artistic options of 2 resilient cultures.

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