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Sucking salt [electronic resource] : Caribbean women writers, migration, and survival / Meredith M. Gadsby.

By: Gadsby, Meredith.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xii, 225 p.).ISBN: 9780826265210 (electronic bk.); 0826265219 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | American literature -- Caribbean American authors -- History and criticism | Canadian literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Women authors, Caribbean -- English-speaking countries | Minority women in literature | Ethnicity in literature | Culture in literature | National characteristics, Caribbean | Caribbean Area -- Social life and customs | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes am�ericains -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- Auteurs am�ericains d'origine antillaise -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature canadienne -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes canadiens -- Histoire et critique | Litt�erature anglaise -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes anglais -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrivaines antillaises -- Pays anglophones | Femmes issues des minorit�es dans la litt�erature | Ethnicit�e dans la litt�erature | Culture dans la litt�erature | Antillais | Cara�ibes (R�egion) -- M�urs et coutumes | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Migration | Frauenliteratur | KaribikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sucking salt.DDC classification: 810.9/9287097291 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : little salt won't kill you -- The salience of memory : the cultural and historical significance of salt in the Caribbean -- "It sweeter than meat!" : saltfish, sexual politics, and the Caribbean oral imagination -- Harvesting salt : Caribbean women writers in England and the philosophy of survival -- I suck coarse salt : Caribbean women writers in Canada--language, location, and the politics of transcendence -- Refugees of a world on fire : kitchen place and refugee space in the poetics of Paule Marshall and Edwidge Danticat.
Summary: "Examines the literature of black Caribbean emigrant and island women including Dorothea Smartt, Edwidge Danticat, Paule Marshall, and others, who use the terminology and imagery of "sucking salt" as an articulation of a New World voice connoting adaptation, improvisation, and creativity, offering a new understanding of diaspora, literature, and feminism"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-209) and index.

Introduction : little salt won't kill you -- The salience of memory : the cultural and historical significance of salt in the Caribbean -- "It sweeter than meat!" : saltfish, sexual politics, and the Caribbean oral imagination -- Harvesting salt : Caribbean women writers in England and the philosophy of survival -- I suck coarse salt : Caribbean women writers in Canada--language, location, and the politics of transcendence -- Refugees of a world on fire : kitchen place and refugee space in the poetics of Paule Marshall and Edwidge Danticat.

"Examines the literature of black Caribbean emigrant and island women including Dorothea Smartt, Edwidge Danticat, Paule Marshall, and others, who use the terminology and imagery of "sucking salt" as an articulation of a New World voice connoting adaptation, improvisation, and creativity, offering a new understanding of diaspora, literature, and feminism"--Provided by publisher.

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