The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

Now, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, edited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, brings together fifty-two stories in a major anthology representing over a century's worth of pan-Caribbean short fiction.

Author: Stewart Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192802293

Category: Literary Collections

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The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This collection extends beyond the realm of English-speaking writers, to include stories published in Spanish, French, and Dutch. It brings together contributions from major figures such as V. S. Naipaul, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and work from the exciting new generation of Caribbean writers represented by Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid.

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

Author: Stewart Brown

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Category: Caribbean Area

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Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Recent anthologies and studies of Caribbean short stories have begun to move
beyond an exclusively Anglophone ... 78 See, for example, Stewart Brown and
John Wickham, eds, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford
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Author: Lucy Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781386048

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book examines the representation of community in contemporary Anglophone Caribbean short stories, focusing on the most recent wave of Caribbean short story writers following the genre's revival in the mid 1980s. The first extended study of Caribbean short stories, it presents the phenomenon of interconnected stories as a significant feature of late twentieth and early twenty-first century Anglophone Caribbean literary cultures. It contends that the short story collection and cycle, literary forms regarded by genre theorists as necessarily concerned with representations of community, are particularly appropriate and enabling as a vehicle through which to conceptualise Caribbean communities. The book covers short story collections and cycles by Olive Senior, Earl Lovelace, Kwame Dawes, Alecia Mckenzie, Lawrence Scott, Mark Mcwatt, Robert Antoni and Dionne Brand. It argues that the form of interconnected stories is a crucial part of these writers' imagining of communities which may be fractured, plural and fraught with tensions, but which nevertheless hold together. The book takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of community, bringing literary representations of community into dialogue with models of community developed in the field of Caribbean anthropology. The works analysed are set in Trinidad, Jamaica and Guyana, and in several cases the setting extends to the Caribbean diaspora in Europe and North America. Looking in turn at rural, urban, national and global communities, the book draws attention to changing conceptions of community around the turn of the millennium.

Telling Stories

Postcolonial Short Fiction in English Jacqueline Bardolph, André Viola, Jean-
Pierre Durix. SKENE - Melvin , David , ed . Crime in a Cold ... The Oxford Book of
Caribbean Short Stories ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 1999 ) . CONDÉ , Mary , &
Thorunn ...

Author: Jacqueline Bardolph

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015241

Category: Literary Criticism

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The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned. Another important feature is that it deals not only with exclusive practitioners of the genre (Mansfield, Munro), but also with well-known novelists (Achebe, Armah, Atwood, Carey, Rushdie), so that stimulating comparisons are suggested between shorter and longer works by the same authors. In addition, the volume is of interest for the study of aspects of orality (dialect, dance rhythms, circularity and trickster figure for instance) and of the more or less conflictual relationships between the individual (character or implied author) and the community.Furthermore, the marginalized status of women emerges as another major theme, both as regards the past for white women settlers, or the present for urbanized characters, primarily in Africa and India. The reader will also have the rare pleasure of discovering Janice Kulik Keefer's “Fox,” her version of what she calls in her commentary “displaced autobiography'” or “creative non-fiction.” Lastly, an extensive bibliography on the postcolonial short story opens up further possibilities for research.

Teaching the Short Story

New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1987. Das, Monica, ed. Her Story So Far: Tales of
the Girl Child in India. Delhi: Penguin India, 2003. Markham, E. A., ed. The
Penguin Book of the Caribbean Short Story. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1996.
Morris ...

Author: A. Cox

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023031659X

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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The short story is moving from relative neglect to a central position in the curriculum; as a teaching tool, it offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism and genre. This book offers a practical guide to the short story in the classroom, covering all these fields and more.

World Literature Today

... Book of this name , as I was years ago . Sam Selvon is Indian Caribbean Short
Stories . ... The great value of The Oxford Book of Caribbean Stories is Biswas (
as great a novel as any written in this century ) . And yet Kamau Brathwaite's ...

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CLA Journal

BOOK REVIEWS The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories . Ed . Stewart
Brown and John Wickham . Cambridge : Oxford University Press , 1999 . 500 pp .
Paper $ 18 . 95 . REVIEWED BY EMILY ALLEN WILLIAMS The multiplicity of
voices ...

Author: College Language Association (U.S.)

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Short Story Index

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Caribbean Literature After Independence

Award 2006 ; it was a One Book One Community Choice in 2006 , and published
in France in 2005 as Calypso de Nuit . His first ... notably in The Penguin Book of
Caribbean Short Stories and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories .

Author: Bill Schwarz

Publisher: Inst of Latin American Studies

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Category: Literary Criticism

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Trinidad, historically located at the crossroads of the Americas, has produced an incomparable national literature, fashioning genres that have informed the Caribbean region as a whole. One of the greatest contemporary Trinidadian writers is Earl Lovelace. His novelistic performative epics combine the rhythms of steelband and calypso with the narrative complexity of Faulkner. Lovelace was an early enthusiast for Black Power and remains an indefatigable critic of the inequalities bequeathed by the post-Independence state. Embracing an aesthetic that seeks out the darkness of the nation--the traces of Africa, the passions of the black dispossessed, the liturgies of the Shouter churches--he strives to imagine a society whichmight at last break free from its colonial past, dramatizing the political and psychic struggles of the poor for selfhood. This is the first published volume to assess Lovelace's fiction and also his larger role in Caribbean letters. Contributors include J. Dillon Brown (Washington University, St. Louis), Chris Campbell (Queen Mary, University of London), Louis James (emeritus professor, University of Kent), Nicole King (Royal Holloway, University of London), Aaron Love (New York University), Patricia Murray (London Metropolitan University), James Procter (Newcastle University), Kate Quinn (Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London), Tina K. Ramnarine (Royal Holloway, University of London), Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary, University of London), Lawrence Scott (University of Trinidad and Tobago), and John Thieme (University of East Anglia).

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

... Caribbean Short Story 1990 , The Art of Derek Walcott : A Collection of Critical
Essays 1991 , The Heinemann Book of ... Caribbean New Voices I 1996 , The
Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories ( with John Wickham ) 1998 , African
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Critical Survey of Short Fiction Essays research tools indexes

Author: Charles Edward May

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560133

Category: Literary Criticism

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Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.

The Caribbean Writer

Robert Edison Sandiford is the author of five books, including The Tree of Youth
and Other Stories. ... in Best Short Stories 1988, The London Magazine, Short
Story International (NY), and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories 1999.

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A Million Aunties

Delightfully original, this novel centers Chris, an American who travels to his mother's homeland of Jamaica to reflect and heal after tragedy strikes. What he encounters is unexpected, complicated and, perhaps, just what he needs.

Author: Alecia McKenzie

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ISBN: 9781617758928

Category: Fiction

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American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his own concept of family during a visit to his mother's Caribbean homeland. Alecia McKenzie's tender new novel [is] an emotionally resonant ode to adopted families and community resilience. --New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice Shortlisted for the 2020 Caribbean Readers' Awards (Best Adult Novel)! Delightfully original, this novel centers Chris, an American who travels to his mother's homeland of Jamaica to reflect and heal after tragedy strikes. What he encounters is unexpected, complicated and, perhaps, just what he needs. --Ms. Magazine Emotional, enthralling and heartfelt...A story of loss and the infinite types of love. --Woman's World Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life? A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie is one such novel that makes you yearn for more. --New York Journal of Books Racial identity, nonfamilial relationships, and the restorative nature of art are all explored as McKenzie considers the possibility of regeneration of the human spirit even as we grapple with the tragedies of lost loves and changing worlds. McKenzie successfully integrates various speech patterns in Caribbean patois and a mixture of English and French as she takes readers on a hopeful journey across continents. --Booklist, STARRED review, a Best New Book of the Week Thoroughly satisfying...This bighearted narrative of love, loss, and family is handled with grace and beauty. --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review A Million Aunties is an exquisite novel about beauty and pain, and what binds us together. Through captivating character studies, quiet lovely writing and deceptively simple storytelling, McKenzie illuminates basic commonalities and rethinks what family and home mean. --Shelf Awareness The beauty and brilliance of Blackness in the diaspora take centerstage in Alecia McKenzie's A Million Aunties, showcasing the intricate textures of identity, place, and connection to survive loss. --Colors of Influence Full of wondrous tales of how simple acts of kindness can bring us all together, A Million Aunties is a compelling book about unlikely love, friendship, and community, sprinkled with delightful surprises along the way. --Exclusive Magazine A beautiful book for anyone who knows there is more to family than blood relations. After losing his wife, NYC artist Chris travels to his mother's hometown in Jamaica and contemplates his place in the world. --Book Culture After a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland in the Caribbean hoping to find some peace and tranquility. He plans to spend his time painting in solitude and coming to terms with his recent loss and his fractured relationship with his father. Instead, he discovers a new extended and complicated family. The people he meets help him to heal, even as he supports them in unexpected ways. Told from different points of view, this is a compelling novel about unlikely love, friendship, and community, with surprises along the way.

Caribbean Islands Handbook 2002

There are a number of prose anthologies of stories in English , eg The Oxford
Book of Caribbean Short Stories , Stewart Brown and John Wickham ( 1999 ) ,
Stories from the Caribbean , introduced by Andrew Salkey ( 1972 ) Paul Elek , or
West ...

Author: Sarah Cameron

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781900949897

Category: Bahamas

Page: 1072

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"Footprint Caribbean Handbook" is loaded with the best information on each island's hotels, restaurants, shopping, and festivals. This fully updated edition covers almost every island in the region from the Bahamas to the Venezuelan coast, capturing the individual flavors of each with authoritative and accessible recommendations.

The People s Poet

He also edited several books including Jahaji : An Anthology of Afro - Caribbean
Fiction ( 2000 ) , Frontiers of ... telling of tales , The Heinemann Book of
Caribbean Poetry , African New Voices and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short
Stories .

Author: Abdul Rasheed Naʼallah

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

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Category: Literary Criticism

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New West Indian Guide

one hundred Caribbean writers and intellectuals contribute poems , essays , and
interviews on a wide range of issues ... In contrast , The Oxford Book of
Caribbean Short Stories , edited by Stewart Brown & John Wickham ( Oxford :
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British and Irish Short fiction Writers 1945 2000

Author: Cheryl Alexander Malcolm

Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 463

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Essays on British and Irish authors of short stories written between 1945 and 2000 that are traditional in subject matter and technique, and cover social, political and economic changes that occurred during this time. The Irish contribution to short fiction in English is second to none. Short fiction in languages other than English also plays a significant role in the postwar British and Irish literary world, including the use of the working-class Scottish dialect.

The Guardian Index

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Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

In The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories . New York : Oxford University
Press . 2005 . “ Keynote Address . ” 6th International Conference on Caribbean
Literature , November 1 - s , St . Croix , U . S . Virgin Islands . Braudel , Fernand .

Author: Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

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Category: History

Page: 252

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The geopolitical contours of the Caribbean have changed greatly over the centuries. This wide-ranging volume aims to reflect such change, as well as the diversity of the region. Covering all parts of the region, and most linguistic groups, the essays address a variety of topics: from the colonial slave trade to AIDS in the 21st century.

Handbook of Latin American and Caribbean Studies in the UK

... Yoruba / English : Strategies of Mediation , ( Birmingham : University of
Birmingham , Centre of West African Studies , 2000 ) . - and J. Wickham ( eds . ) ,
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories ( Oxford : Oxford University Press ,
1999 ) .

Author: University of London. Institute of Latin American Studies

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ISBN: 9781900039444

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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