Caribbean Women: An Anthology of Non-Fiction Writing, 1890-1981


Caribbean Women: An Anthology of Non-Fiction Writing, 1890-1981

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In this volume, the first in a two-part anthology of non-fiction writings by Caribbean women, Veronica Marie Gregg has collected works written from the turn of the nineteenth century to 1980. Her selections are guided by a search for answers to the questions: What have West Indian women contributed to the creation of Anglophone Caribbean society, politics, cultures, and intellectual traditions? How is Caribbean womanhood defined and articulated? Beginning with the writings of generations of women born after slavery ended, the anthology builds on existing bodies of knowledge and forms of inquiry into Caribbean women s lives through its presentation of some of their many important contributions to the creation and development of Caribbean intellectual history.

This volume is divided into two sections that are broadly shaped by major historical flashpoints: the postemancipation and decolonization struggles (1890-1945), and the postwar period marked by a movement toward nation building