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By Elvira Pulitano

This publication bargains a well timed intervention in present debates on diaspora and diasporic identification by means of declaring the significance of narrative as a discursive mode to appreciate the human face of latest migrations and dislocations. targeting the Caribbean double-diaspora, Pulitano bargains a close-reading of various well known works via 4 famous writers at present dwelling within the usa: Jamaica Kincaid, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Caryl Phillips. Navigating the map of fictional characters, testimonial bills, and autobiographical reviews, Pulitano attracts cognizance to the lived event of up to date diasporic formations. The ebook deals a provocative re-thinking of socio-scientific analyses of diaspora through discussing the embodied event of latest diasporic groups, drawing on disciplines similar to Caribbean, Postcolonial, Diaspora, and Indigenous experiences besides theories on "border considering" and coloniality/modernity. Contesting restrictive, nationwide, and linguistic obstacles whilst discussing literature originating from the Caribbean, Pulitano situates the transnational position of Caribbean-born writers inside present debates of Transnational American reviews and investigates the position of immigrant writers in discourses of race, ethnicity, citizenship, and belonging. Exploring the multifarious intersections among domestic, exile, migration and displacement, the ebook makes an important contribution to reminiscence and trauma reviews, human rights debates, and overseas legislation, aiming at quite a lot of students and really expert brokers past the strictly literary circle. This quantity affirms the humanity of non-public tales and studies opposed to the invisibility of immigrant topics in such a lot theoretical debts of diaspora and migration.

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