Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women

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Index
Africa(n), 4, 12-13, 18, 26, 39, 41, 58, 98, 104-5, 106, 108, 116-17, 120, 125, 131, 136-37, 166-67, 189, 191
African American(s), 5, 31, 39, 42, 136, 161-62, 175, 188
African Caribbeanists, 3, 16
Africanizing, 117
African oral/cultural practices, 69, 131-32, 135, 157, 166, 169, 180, 191, 195
Afro-America, 98
Afro-Caribbean, 1, 8, 22, 39, 42, 161-62
Amerindians, 92
Ancestor(s), 26, 61, 116, 118, 123, 134, 165, 168, 175, 178-80, 184, 186; worship of, 138, 175, 191; as foundation, 138, 191-94
Ancestry: ancestral heritage, 123, 130, 194; ancestral inheritance(s), 136, 140, 173; ancestral lineage, 136, 193; ancestral world(s), 138, 140
Anderson, Benjamin, 10-14
Andrade, Susan, 117
Anglophiles, 72
Anticolonialism, 65, 73
Antilles, 15; and Caribbean identity, 104, 119
Atlantic crossing, 43, 191
Authorial subject, 34
Autobiography, 9, 23, 32-33, 34-35, 39, 42-43, 75, 94
Autonomy, 46
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 14, 107-8; Speech Genres,109
Bécel, Pascale, 127, 130
Bennett, Louise, 97, 101-2; Back to Africa,97
Black aesthetics, 4
Blackburn, Regina, 34
Black diaspora, 2, 4, 31
Black mothers, 45
Blackness, as source of identification
and/or celebration, 2, 30, 31, 58, 125, 128
Bloodline, 90, 116, 121
Brathwaite, Edward Kamau, 3, 100
Brodber, Erna, 19
Brossat, Alain, 2
Brown-Hinds, Paulette, 184
Busia, Abena, 174, 185
Butterfield, Stephen, 34
Cabral, Amilcar, 16
Carib(s), 92-93
Caribbean black women writers, 1, 22, 29, 190
Caribbeaners, 139
Caribbean islands, as ancestral lands, 191
Caribbeanness, 2-3, 29, 30
Caribbean sensibility, 3, 95
Chamoiseau, Patrick, 15
Christian, Barbara, 155, 159, 185
Christol, Helene, 159
Clark, Vévè, 98, 110
Collaborative storytelling, 34
Collier, Eugenia, 175, 184
Collins, Patricia Hill, 129
Colonies: colonial master, 5; colonial intervention, 17, 162-63; cultures of, 20, 29; colonial paternalism, 24, 48; colonial mothers, 54, 66, 82, 84; teachings of, 65; indoctrination of, 72, 165; geography of, 75; values of, 140
Colonialism, conventions of, 65, 83, 113, 116
Colonization, 6, 9, 17, 20, 46, 84, 89, 114, 132, 135, 165, 191
Communal kinship, 11, 13-14, 162, 194
Community: real, 10-12; imagined, 11-12; spiritual, 123
Condé, Maryse, 1-2, 8-9, 13-16, 22-23, 25, 27, 31-32, 36, 38, 40-41, 97, 101, 119, 122, 129-30, 134-35,

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