Product DescriptionIn 1831, three years before England abolished slavery in the British Caribbean, the narrative of Mary Prince was published in London. It was the first account written by a slave who published the Caribbean. Although the narratives and stories of women in the Caribbean have appeared sporadically in subsequent years, it is only since 1970 that a wave of female writing has innudated the field, thus changing the horizons of Caribbean literature. In April 1988, at the first conference of its kind, about 50 writers and critics of Caribbean women met at the Wellesley College to discuss their joint venture. The essays in this volume, based on presentations at the conference, representing the first systematic attempt by these esc. . . More>>

Caribbean Women Writers: Essays from the First International Conference

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