Abstract

Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night demonstrates how willful and strategic epistemologies of ignorance intertwine. By rejecting a compartmentalized approach to domination, Mootoo highlights the disjuncture between idealized images of family, home, love, and the Caribbean and traumatic events of personal and cultural history. Mootoo not only asks readers to take up resistant questioning, argues May, but also to recognize that epistemology must acknowledge unspeakable and silenced stories to adequately account for multiple ways of knowing.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 107-135
Launched on MUSE
2006-06-14
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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