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In Creole Renegades, Bénédicte Boisseron looks at exiled Caribbean authors—Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more—whose works have been well received in their adopted North American countries but who are often viewed by their home islands as sell-outs, opportunists, or traitors.

These expatriate and second-generation authors refuse to be simple bearers of Caribbean culture, often dramatically distancing themselves from the postcolonial archipelago. Their writing is frequently infused with an enticing sense of cultural, sexual, or racial emancipation, but their deviance is not defiant.

Underscoring the typically ignored contentious relationship between modern diaspora authors and the Caribbean, Boisseron ultimately argues that displacement and creative autonomy are often manifest in guilt and betrayal, central themes that emerge again and again in the work of these writers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication, Quote
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Note on Translations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: The Second-Generation Caribbean Diaspora
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. 1. Anatole Broyard: Racial Betrayal and the Art of Being Creole
  2. pp. 28-56
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  1. 2. Maryse Condé’s Histoire de la femme cannibale: Coming Out in the French Antilles
  2. pp. 57-89
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  1. 3. Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière: Parasitic and Remittance Diaspora
  2. pp. 90-129
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  1. 4. V. S. Naipaul and Jamaica Kincaid: Rhetoric of National Dis-Allegiance
  2. pp. 130-155
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  1. 5. Creole versus Bossale Renegade: “Turfism” in the Black Diaspora of the Americas
  2. pp. 156-180
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-202
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 203-214
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-224
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813048918
Related ISBN
9780813049793
MARC Record
OCLC
880059543
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2014-07-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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