Journal of Caribbean Literatures

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring

A Case of Naipaulexity: V.S. Naipaul's Visions of Africa in "In a Free State"
In his reading entitled "Dialogue" on March 20, 2008, at Makerere University in Uganda, V.S. Naipaul discussed his lengthy literary and personal connection to Africa and his intention to write his thirtieth book--a text on Africa's religions: I've...
A Dog Eat Dog World: A Reading of Anthony C. Winkler's the Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories
The Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler has established himself primarily as a novelist (The Painted Canoe, (1) The Lunatic, (2) The Great Yacht Race, (3) The Duppy, (4) Dog War, (5) Crocodile, (6)) as well as a writer of autobiographical works (Going...
"Gruesome and Yet Fascinating": Hidden, Disgraced and Disregarded Cultural Forms in Jamaican Short Fiction 1938-50
The late 1930s and '40s in Jamaica saw the development and strengthening of concepts of cultural nationalism and the production of literary and visual cultures that sought to represent the majority African population of the island and indigenous or...
"I Going Away. I Going Home": Austin Clarke's "Leaving This Island Place"
Austin Clarke's "Leaving This Island Place" is one of scores of Caribbean autobiographical works that focus on a bright, young, lower-class islander leaving his/her small island place and setting out on "Eldorado voyages." (1) The narrative of that...
Introduction
Kamau Brathwaite, as poet, describes the birth of the Caribbean islands in this way: The stone had skidded arc'd and bloomed into islands: Cuba and San Domingo Jamaica and Puerto Rico Grenada Guadeloupe Bonaire ... (473) The skidding...
Letter from the Editor
This short story issue of the Journal of Caribbean Literatures (JCLs) has been long in the making. Dr. Velma Pollard, the current guest editor, took on the project which we had not been able to complete previously for many reasons. I am indebted to...
Of Home Soil and Rainbows: Rooted Travelers in Curdela Forbes' A Permanent Freedom
The first story in Curdella Forbes' A Permanent Freedom begins on a hill-top, in the sort of dense terrain that Kingston-bound Jamaicans think of affectionately as "country bush," in an environment which, though not quite edenic, appears to validate...
The Baptism of Soil: Rooplall Monar and the Aesthetics of the Kala Pani Modern
I long to fertilize your womb begetter of many sons to baptize you with brown soil staining my hands in the hour of twilight, the hour of creation I long to sacrifice that clay god and shape you in the likeness of my own god...
The Cuban Short Story in the Twenty-First Century: Postmodern Perspectives
Since 1965 Cuba's Artists and Writers Union (UNEAC), through its annual literary competition, has provided the main space for exposing the work of new local authors. In the 2000 contest the Premio David for unpublished authors was won by the reclusive...
The Haitian Short Story: An Overview
In a 1999 interview in Boutures, Yanick Lahens noted the Haitian writers' 'reluctance' toward the short-story. Indeed, the short story genre would have remained the best kept secret of Haitian literary history hadn't it been for Pierre-Raymond Dumas....
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