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Birth of Caribbean Civilisation

A Century of Ideas About Culture and Identity, Nation and Society

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The Birth of Caribbean Civilisation: A Century of Ideas About Culture and Identity, Nation and Society by O.Nigel Bolland
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For more than a century, Caribbean intellectuals have created a substantial body of work expressing their ideas about culture, identity and society in the region, ideas that have contributed to the development of a distinctive Caribbean civilisation Features on 45 persons from Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanic Caribbean Useful text for courses on the Caribbean with a general introduction Biographical and contextual introductions to each section an important reference book.

Table of Contents

Introduction - I THE HISPANOPHONE INTELLECTUALS - Our America by J. Marti - 'The song of Borinquen' & 'Cuba & Puerto Rico' by L. Rodriguez de Tio - Excerpts from Sugar & Society in the Caribbean by R. Guerra y Sanchez - Excerpts from Cuban Counterpoint by F. Ortiz - Give us our Independence by L. Munoz Rivera - Day of the Race by P. Albizu Campos - A good civilisation by L. Munoz Marin - The day Puerto Rico became a nation by J. Antonio Corretjer - Words to the intellectuals by F. Castro - Caliban by R. Fernandez Retamar - Excerpts from Puerto Rico: The Four-Storeyed Country by J. Luis Gonzalez - Island of Lost Causes by E. Santiago - Three words toward creolization by A. Benitez-Rojo II THE FRANCOPHONE INTELLECTUALS Excerpts from So Spoke the Uncle by J. -Mars - Excerpts from Discourse on Colonialism by A. Cesaire - Excerpts from Black Skin, White Masks by F. Fanon - Problems of identity for the black man in Caribbean literatures by R. Depestre - In praise of Creoleness by J. Bernabe, P. Chamoiseau & R. Confiant - Closed place, open word by E. Glissant - Excerpts from Conversations with Maryse Conde - We are ugly, but we are here by E. Danticat III THE ANGLOPHONE INTELLECTUALS Excerpts from Froudacity by J.J. Thomas - The British West Indies in the mirror of civilization; The race question in Jamaica; & An appeal to the conscience of the black race to see itself by M.Garvey - Speech by E. Francois - Race relations in Caribbean society; & The future of the Caribbean by E. Williams - West Indian culture by M.G. Smith - Excerpts from The Middle Passage by V.S. Naipaul - From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Fidel Castro by C.L.R. James - Excerpts from Slave Society in the British Leeward Islands at the End of the Eighteeenth Century by E. V. Goveia - Excerpts from The West on Trial by C. Jaggan - National identity & attitudes to race in Jamaica by R. Nettleford - Black Power by W. Rodney - Timehri by E. Kamau Brathwaite - On being different by W. Arthur Lewis - In the shadow of the whip by M. Hodge - Marryshow day, speech by M. Bishop - If I could write this in fire, I would write this in fire by M. Cliff - Another development by C. Y. Thomas - Myths of Caribbean identity by S. Hall - The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory by D. Walcott - A Commonwealth of the Caribbean for the 21st century, speech by S. Ramphal - Caribbean labor, culture, & identity, speech by G. Lamming - Ecumenical America by O. Patterson

Author Biography

Professor of Sociology at Colgate University
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2004
Country of Publication
Jamaica
Imprint
Ian Randle Publishers,Jamaica
Pages
691
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9789766371494
Product ID
1832659

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