Jamaica Kincaid's Prismatic Subjects: Making Sense of Being in the World

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Mango, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 151 pages
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Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Women's Studies. African American Studies. Jamaica Kincaid's polyphonic narratives, at once locational, relational and intercultural, speak lyrically to the widest constituency. They also might be said to provide the cognitive tools through which the reader makes sense of being in the contemporary world. Covi's JAMAICA KINCAID'S PRISMATIC SUBJECTS: MAKING SENSE OF BEING IN THE WORLD proposes a fresh reading of Kincaid's lyrical and political storytelling as a central contribution to materially-grounded feminist and postcolonial theories over the past twenty years. Covi foregrounds the relevance of Kincaid's articulation of such a discourse and shows just how it is capable of accounting for contemporary socio-cultural complexity and of pointing the way towards a politics of collective justice.

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Giovanna Covi teaches at the University of Trento in Italy.

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