Afro-Caribbean Poetry and Ritual (Hardcover)

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Afro-Caribbean Poetry and Ritual (Hardcover)

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Focusing on orally transmitted cultural forms in the Caribbean, this book reaffirms the importance of myth and symbol in folk consciousness as a mode of imaginative conceptualization. Paul A. Griffith cross-references Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott's postcolonial debates with issues at seminal sites where Caribbean imaginary insurgencies took root. This book demonstrates the ways residually oral forms distilled history, society, and culture to cleverly resist aggressions authored through colonialist presumptions. In an analysis of the archetypal patterns in the oral tradition - both literary and nonliterary, this impressive book gives insight into the way in which people think about the world and represent themselves in it.
PAUL A. GRIFFITH, Professor of English at Lamar University, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9780230623644
ISBN-10: 0230623646
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 27th, 2010
Pages: 219
Language: English