Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean by Emily Greenwood PDF

By Emily Greenwood

ISBN-10: 019957524X

ISBN-13: 9780199575244

Afro-Greeks examines the reception of Classics within the English-speaking Caribbean, from approximately 1920 to the start of the twenty first century. Emily Greenwood specializes in the ways that Greco-Roman antiquity has been positioned to artistic use in Anglophone Caribbean literature, and relates this local classical culture to the academic context, particularly the way Classics used to be taught within the colonial university curriculum. Discussions of Caribbean literature
tend to imagine an adverse dating among Classics, that is handled as a legacy of empire, and Caribbean literature. whereas acknowledging the significance of this imperial context, Greenwood argues that Caribbean appropriations of Classics performed a massive position in formulating original,
anti-colonial and anti-imperial feedback in Anglophone Caribbean fiction. Afro-Greeks unearths how, within the 20th century, generations of Caribbean writers, together with Kamau Brathwaite, Austin Clarke, John Figueroa, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Eric Williams, created a particular, neighborhood counter-tradition of interpreting Greco-Roman Classics.

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