By Natasha Barnes
Natasha Barnes strains using cultural arguments within the making of Caribbean modernity, taking a look at the cultural performances of the Anglophone Caribbean—cricket, carnival, dancehall, calypso, and wonder pageants—and their significant literary portrayals. Barnes historicizes the problematical linkage of tradition and kingdom to argue that Caribbean anticolonialism has given expressive tradition a severe position within the region’s id politics. Her provocative readings of foundational thinkers C. L. R. James and Sylvia Winters will engender dialogue and debate one of the Caribbean highbrow group. This impressively interdisciplinary research will make vital contributions to the fields of Afro-diaspora reviews, postcolonial reviews, literary reviews, functionality stories, and sociology.
--Simon Gikandi, Princeton University
Natasha Barnes is affiliate Professor of African American reports and English on the collage of Illinois at Chicago.
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