An Anthology of Belizean Literature: English, Creole, Spanish, Garifuna

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University Press of America, 2007 - Literary Collections - 129 pages
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This unique anthology utilizes the predominant themes of western literature to chronicle the prose and poetry of Belize. For this text, the editor has selected the original works of Belizean writers written in the four principle languages of the country: English, Creole, Spanish, and Garifuna. Via the many genres of Belizean literature, the work is able to recount in depth the history, struggles, colonial exploitation, and myths of the Belizeans as they strive for freedom and as they search for their identity. This anthology is a unique and important addition to the canon of Latin American Literature. It provides a greater understanding of the culture, history, and people of this small but linguistically diverse country in the heart of Central America. This anthology is essential to any course in Latin American literature.

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Nature and its Beauty
1
Patriotism
15
Colonial History
39
Copyright

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Víctor Manuel Durán holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Missouri, Columbia and is a native of the country of Belize, Central America. He is Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina, Aiken.

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