The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short StoriesThe 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: 0192802291


Page: 476

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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.

Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short StoriesCommunities 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 ...

Author: Lucy Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781386040


Page: 255

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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 StoriesTelling Stories

West by Northwest : British Columbia Short Stories ( Custer WA : Polestar , 1998 ) . SULLIVAN , Rosemary , ed . The Oxford ... The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 1999 ) . CONDÉ , Mary , & Thorunn LONSDALE ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004490710


Page: 492

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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.

Nominal and Pronominal Address in Jamaica and TrinidadNominal and Pronominal Address in Jamaica and Trinidad

Caribbean new wave: Contemporary short stories, 52–61. Oxford: Heinemann. Chen, Willi. 1998. Moro. In Edward A. Markham (ed.), The Penguin book of Caribbean short stories, 274–284. London: Penguin Books. Chen, Willi. 1999 [1988].

Author: Matthias Klumm

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027258953


Page: 246

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This book examines the various patterns of nominal and pronominal address used in Jamaica and Trinidad, the two most populous islands of the English-speaking Caribbean. Given that the Anglo-Caribbean context has so far been largely neglected in address research, this study aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the linguistic means Jamaicans and Trinidadians have at their disposal and make use of to address each other. A particular focus will be on variation in the speakers’ address behaviour with regard to their sex, age, social class, ethnicity, and regional background. The study draws both on data from a self-compiled corpus of postcolonial Jamaican and Trinidadian literary works, and on questionnaire and interview data collected during fieldwork. This book contributes to the ever-growing body of research in the field of nominal and pronominal address, and will be relevant to researchers interested in the fields of sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and World Englishes.

Teaching the Short StoryTeaching the Short Story

Ramakrishnan, E. V., ed. Indian Short Stories, 1900–2000. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2000. Wickham, John and Stewart Brown. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Author: A. Cox

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230316591


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.

Contemporary Caribbean Cultures and Societies in a Global ContextContemporary Caribbean Cultures and Societies in a Global Context

Several of his books have been translated into English: The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern ... American Short Stories, The Picador Book of Latin American Short Stories, and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories.

Author: Franklin W. Knight

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807876909


Page: 312

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The Caribbean ranks among the earliest and most completely globalized regions in the world. From the first moment Europeans set foot on the islands to the present, products, people, and ideas have made their way back and forth between the region and other parts of the globe with unequal but inexorable force. An inventory of some of these unprecedented multidirectional exchanges, this volume provides a measure of, as well as a model for, new scholarship on globalization in the region. Ten essays by leading scholars in the field of Caribbean studies identify and illuminate important social and cultural aspects of the region as it seeks to maintain its own identity against the unrelenting pressures of globalization. These essays examine cultural phenomena in their creolized forms--from sports and religion to music and drink--as well as the Caribbean manifestations of more universal trends--from racial inequality and feminist activism to indebtedness and economic uncertainty. Throughout, the volume points to the contending forces of homogeneity and differentiation that define globalization and highlights the growing agency of the Caribbean peoples in the modern world. Contributors: Antonio Benitez-Rojo (1931-2004) Alex Dupuy, Wesleyan University Juan Flores, City University of New York Graduate Center Jorge L. Giovannetti, University of Puerto Rico Aline Helg, University of Geneva Franklin W. Knight, The Johns Hopkins University Anthony P. Maingot, Florida International University Teresita Martinez-Vergne, Macalester College Helen McBain, Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean, Trinidad Frances Negron-Muntaner, Columbia University Valentina Peguero, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Raquel Romberg, Temple University

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in EnglishEdinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Evans, Lucy, Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press ... Brown and John Wickham (eds), The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp.

Author: Paul Delaney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474400664


Page: 388

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This collection explores the history and development of the anglophone short story since the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Canada Geese and Apple ChatneyCanada Geese and Apple Chatney

In this award-winning collection of stories, Sasenarine Persaud presents us once more with his unique vision of lives North American and Caribbean.

Author: Sasenarine Persaud

Publisher: Tsar Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015050127243


Page: 159

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In this award-winning collection of stories, Sasenarine Persaud presents us once more with his unique vision of lives North American and Caribbean. Here are voices probing at differences which are and aren't; all threaded together by the ancestral India of the protagonists' imagination, the Caribbean of their childhood, the Toronto or New York of their recent years, presented in a style sipired by an ancient tradition in which storytellers move easily in and out of stories and time and history.

Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in EnglishEncyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English

... Short Stories in English, The 1368 Oxford Book of Canadian Verse, The 45, 46, 186, 1485 Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, The 48, 1644 Oxford Book of Caribbean Stories, The 222 Oxford Book of New Zealand Short Stories, ...

Author: Eugene Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134468485


Page: 1676

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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.

Writing DisplacementWriting Displacement

Selvon started as a short story writer. In The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories (1999), a Pan-Caribbean anthology of short stories, Selvon's The Cricket Match is listed in one group along with Jean Rhys, C. L. R. James, ...

Author: Akram Al Deek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137592484


Page: 204

View: 998

Uses the Palestinian exilic displacements as a tool and compass to find intersecting points of reference with the Caribbean, Indian, African, Chinese, and Pakistani dispersions, Writing Displacement studies the metamorphosis of the politics of home and identity amongst different migrant nationals from the end of WWII into the new millennium.

The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean LiteratureThe Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Brown, Stewart (2006) 'Stewart Brown Responds', Caribbean Review of Books, February: 33. ... Brown, Stewart and Wickham, John (eds) (1999) Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Michael A. Bucknor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136821738


Page: 674

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The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature offers a comprehensive, critically engaging overview of this increasingly significant body of work. The volume is divided into six sections that consider: the foremost figures of the Anglophone Caribbean literary tradition and a history of literary critical debate textual turning points, identifying key moments in both literary and critical history and bringing lesser known works into context fresh perspectives on enduring and contentious critical issues including the canon, nation, race, gender, popular culture and migration new directions for literary criticism and theory, such as eco-criticism, psychoanalysis and queer studies the material dissemination of Anglophone Caribbean literature and generic interfaces with film and visual art This volume is an essential text that brings together sixty-nine entries from scholars across three generations of Caribbean literary studies, ranging from foundational critical voices to emergent scholars in the field. The volume's reach of subject and clarity of writing provide an excellent resource and springboard to further research for those working in literature and cultural studies, postcolonial and diaspora studies as well as Caribbean studies, history and geography.

A Million AuntiesA Million Aunties

Fans of Girl, Woman, Other and The Vanishing Half will love this book about friendship, community, chosen family, and healing after trauma. What readers are saying about A Million Aunties: 'Have you ever not wanted a book to end?

Author: Alecia McKenzie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349702520


Page: 208

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'An elegantly written and emotionally engrossing work of fiction.' Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other An emotional, tender and funny novel from award-winning author Alecia McKenzie that asks, what does family mean to you? Seeking solitude after a personal tragedy upends his world, artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland, Jamaica, in a bid to find peace. He expects to spend his time painting in solitude, coming to terms with his loss and the fractured relationship with his father. Instead, he discovers a new extended and complicated 'family' with their own startling stories. Can they help him to become whole again? Told from different points of view, this is an utterly compelling and deeply relatable novel from the winner of two Commonwealth literary prizes. Fans of Girl, Woman, Other and The Vanishing Half will love this book about friendship, community, chosen family, and healing after trauma. What readers are saying about A Million Aunties: 'Have you ever not wanted a book to end? Were disappointed that the characters are gone from your life?... Makes you yearn for more.' New York Journal of Books 'An absolute delight!... Trust me - if you enjoy character-driven, multicultural fiction, you're going to want to get your hands on this book ASAP.' Reader review 'Emotional, enthralling and heartfelt... A story of loss and the infinite types of love." Woman's World 'Pulls you in and holds you right till the end. It's strongly written with a delicate touch.' New West Indian Guide 'Tender... An emotionally resonant ode to adopted families and community resilience.' New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice 'This big-hearted narrative of love, loss and family is handled with grace and beauty.' Publishers Weekly 'A beautiful book for anyone who knows there is more to family than blood relations.' Book Culture

Caribbean Literature in Transition 1970 2020 Volume 3Caribbean Literature in Transition 1970 2020 Volume 3

... Tree Book of Caribbean Short Stories that offers an impressive selection of short stories published by that press since its founding in 1985 – a book that will no doubt earn a place alongside earlier volumes such as The Oxford Book ...

Author: Ronald Cummings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108597760



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The period from the 1970s to the present day has produced an extraordinarily rich and diverse body of Caribbean writing that has been widely acclaimed. Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1970-2020 traces the region's contemporary writings across the established genres of prose, poetry, fiction and drama into emerging areas of creative non-fiction, memoir and speculative fiction with a particular attention on challenging the narrow canon of Anglophone male writers. It maps shifts and continuities between late twentieth century and early twenty-first century Caribbean literature in terms of innovations in literary form and style, the changing role and place of the writer, and shifts in our understandings of what constitutes the political terrain of the literary and its sites of struggle. Whilst reaching across language divides and multiple diasporas, it shows how contemporary Caribbean Literature has focused its attentions on social complexity and ongoing marginalizations in its continued preoccupations with identity, belonging and freedoms.

Gale Researcher Guide for Jean Rhys s Short Stories The Art of EconomyGale Researcher Guide for Jean Rhys s Short Stories The Art of Economy

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Malcolm, Cheryl Alexander, and David Malcolm. Jean Rhys: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne, 1996. May, Charles E. The Short Story: The ...

Author: Elaine Savory

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535853453


Page: 7

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Jean Rhys's Short Stories: The Art of Economy is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

The Rites of Cricket and Caribbean LiteratureThe Rites of Cricket and Caribbean Literature

The Bowling was Superfine: West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket. Leeds: Peepal Tree. Brown, Stewart. 2001. “Introduction”. In The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, edited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, xiii–xxxiii.

Author: Claire Westall

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030659721


Page: 282

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'This is a wonderful idea for a book, and Claire Westall executes the project with skill. It is extraordinarily comprehensive, demonstrating the huge collective labour which has been poured into cricket in the Caribbean, working as a means to bring the Caribbean itself into the imagination. Using literature as her lens is inspired. It will act as a resource for the future a long while yet. Westall brings Caribbean cricket alive.' - Bill Schwarz, Professor of English, Queen Mary University of London, UK This book analyses crickets place in Anglophone Caribbean literature. It examines works by canonical authors Brathwaite, Lamming, Lovelace, Naipaul, Phillips and Selvon and by understudied writers including Agard, Fergus, John, Keens-Douglas, Khan and Markham. It tackles short stories, novels, poetry, drama and film from the Caribbean and its diaspora. Its literary readings are couched in the history of Caribbean cricket and studies by Hilary Beckles and Gordon Rohlehr. C.L.R James foundational Beyond a Boundary provides its theoretical grounding. Literary depictions of iconic West Indies players including Constantine, Headley, Worrell, Walcott, Sobers, Richards, and Lara feature throughout. The discussion focuses on masculinity, heroism, father-son dynamics, physical performativity and aesthetic style. Attention is also paid to mother-daughter relations and female engagement with cricket, with examples from Anim-Addo, Breeze, Wynter and others. Cricket holds a prominent place in the history, culture, politics and popular imaginary of the Caribbean. This book demonstrates that it also holds a significant and complicated place in Anglophone Caribbean literature.

Writing Short StoriesWriting Short Stories

... Other Stories by Langston Hughes 17 Store of the World by Robert Sheckley 18 Consider Her Ways by John Wyndham 19 The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories edited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham The Picador Book of African Short ...

Author: Courttia Newland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257299


Page: 304

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Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the form, personal reflections by the editors, and help getting started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by leading short story writers, including: Alison Moore, Jane Rogers, Edith Pearlman, David Vann, Anthony Doerr, Vanessa Gebbie, Alexander MacLeod, Adam Thorpe and Elspeth Sandys. PART 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and exploring your characters to beating writers' block, rewriting and publishing your stories.

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

Career: Lecturer in English, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, 1980—83; Reader in African and Caribbean Literature, ... 1995 ; Caribbean New Voices I, 1996; The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories (with John Wickham), 1998; ...

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781857432695


Page: 385

View: 879

The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

Iron BalloonsIron Balloons

... Women Fiction Writers. Her essays have also appeared in Air Jamaica's Skywritings magazine and the Caribbean Voice newspaper. ... His poems and short stories have appeared in Small Axe, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, ...

Author: Colin Channer

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617750922


Page: 250

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Reggae's rebel spirit blazes in this hot selection of short fiction from Jamaica's Calabash Writer's Workshop. Set in the Caribbean and the U.S.A., the stories sweep across a range of moods and genres to create a narrative LP of fascinating voices. From the old lady who gives a "how to" speech on beating children, to the schizophrenic singer who thinks he's Bob Marley, to the hotel maid who gets a sexual offer that she can't refuse, the diverse mix of characters are linked by the fundamental principle that all cliched conventions must be shouted off the page. In the proudly odd tradition of Jamaican music, the selections seek to entertain while asking daring questions that provoke new ideas into being. Contributors include: Colin Channer, Elizabeth Nunez, Marlon James, Kwame Dawes, Kaylie Jones, Geoffrey Philp, Rudolph Wallace, Konrad Kirlew, Alwin Bully, A-dZiko Simba, and Sharon Leach.

The Oxford Book of French Short StoriesThe Oxford Book of French Short Stories

This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin.

Author: Elizabeth Fallaize

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191614927


Page: 376

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This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin. Spanning the centuries from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth, the collection opens with a rumbustious tale from the Marquis de Sade, takes in the masters of the nineteenth century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean in the twentieth century. Women writers include relatively well known figures such as Renee Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and newer writers such as Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French short story is a rich and diverse medium, but all the stories selected share a common characteristic: they make exciting reading.

The Ladies are UpstairsThe Ladies are Upstairs

In The Ladies Are Upstairs, Merle Collins has created a mosaic novel from these stories of a Caribbean woman’s life, demanding that such lives not be forgotten.

Author: Merle Collins

Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd

ISBN: 1845231791


Page: 155

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* From the 1930s to the new century, Doux Thibaut, one of Merle Collins' most memorable characters, negotiates a hard life on the Caribbean island of Paz. As a child there is the shame of poverty and illegitimacy, and there are the hazards of sectarianism in an island divided between Catholic and Protestant, the rigidity of a class and racial system where, if you are black, your white employer is always right-and only the ladies live upstairs. Doux confronts all such challenges with style and hidden steel.We leave Doux as an old lady moving between the homes of her children in Boston and New York, wondering whether they and her grandchildren really appreciate what her engagement with life has taught her. In these tender and moving stories, Merle Collins demands that we do not forget such lives. If ghosts appear in several of the later stories, they are surely there to warn that amnesia about the past can leave disturbed and restless spirits behind.In addition to the Doux stories, this collection restores to print an earlier 'Paz' story, Rain Darling, and their juxtaposition contrasts two very different responses to the hazards of life.