Download PDF by Sarah Phillips Casteel: Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary

By Sarah Phillips Casteel

ISBN-10: 0231174403

ISBN-13: 9780231174404

With what could appear marvelous frequency, Caribbean writers have became to Jewish Caribbean reports of exodus and reinvention, from the arriving of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal within the 1490s to the flight of eu Jewish refugees to Trinidad and in other places within the Nineteen Thirties. analyzing this historic migration in the course of the lens of postwar Caribbean fiction and poetry, Sarah Phillips Casteel conducts the 1st significant learn of representations of Jewishness in Caribbean literature. Bridging the distance among postcolonial and Jewish reports, Calypso Jews enriches crosscultural investigations of Caribbean creolization. Caribbean writers invoke either the 1492 expulsion and the Holocaust as a part of their literary archaeology of slavery and its legacies. regardless of the unequal and infrequently fraught family among Blacks and Jews within the Caribbean ahead of and after emancipation, Black-Jewish literary encounters mirror sympathy and identity greater than antagonism and pageant. featuring a substitute for U.S.-based serious narratives of Black-Jewish family, Casteel reads Derek Walcott, Maryse Condé, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, and Paul Gilroy, between others, to bare a particular inter-diasporic courting refracted during the inventive techniques of 2 resilient cultures.

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