Winds of Change: The Transforming Voices of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars

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P. Lang, 1998 - Literary Collections - 237 pages
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Designed to continue the tradition of critical study and celebration of the literary products of Caribbean writers, "Winds of Change" features eighteen new essays written by writers and scholars of Caribbean literature. The volume was developed from the 1996 International Conference of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars and includes original essays by Opal Palmer Adisa, Maryse Conde, Beryl A. Gilroy, Merle Hodge, Patricia Powel, Astrid H. Roemer, and Elaine Savory, among others. The writers speak to each other and to the audience on the ways in which Caribbean women writers influence their societies (cultural, political, social, economic) through their literature. The work also features a discussion of Afro-Brasilian writers who situate themselves as Caribbean in sensibility and content."

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Overview
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The Use of Different Codes in Jamaican Poetry
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A Study of Jamaica
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The Contributors: Opal Palmer Adisa, Velma Pollard, Merle Collins, Merle Hodge, Regine Altagrace Latortue, Maryse Conde, Sybil Seaforth, Daisy Cocco de Filippis, Marie-Jose N'Zengo-Tayo, Marion Bethel, Lourdes Vazquez, Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso, Australia Tarver, Joan Anim-Addo, Beryl A. Gilroy, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Elaine Savory, Astrid H. Roemer, Patricia Powell, Leda Maria Martins.
The Editors: Adele S. Newson is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Florida International University. She is the author of "Zora Neale Hurston: A Reference Guide" and numerous other articles and review essays.
Linda Strong-Leek is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Florida International University. Her interests include African and Diaspora literature. She is working on her next book, "Excising the Spirit: An Analysis of Female Circumcision.

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