Abstract

Abstract:

This essay explores how Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada in 1983, shapes diasporic subjectivity. Examining Audre Lorde's "Grenada Revisited" (1984) and Monica Sok's "Yearning" (2016), the author argues that these two texts dialogically form a diasporic feminist synthesis that refuses—in the face of overpowering American military might, bellicose melancholy, diasporic loss, and pervasive indifference—to disremember. Ultimately, it is through this subtle manipulation of interpretive poetics, memory work, and recollective labor that Sok and Lorde engender a new way of seeing the legacies of war and the ongoingness of conflict.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
pp. 99-109
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-19
Open Access
No
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