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Telling the Untold Stories: Crossing Nation, Gender and Text in Marta Rojas' El columpio de Rey Spencer

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Feracho,Lesley (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Mar 2010
Published:
Philadelphia, PA: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
1744-2222
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Authors, Women, Cuba, Historiography, diaspora, Marginality, social, Social constructionism, Political Factors
Notes:
For women writers of the Caribbean as well as for larger marginalized communities, the relationship between oral traditions and written texts is a part of the defining thread of Caribbean historiography. This article draws on Waugh and Hutcheon to examine the use of such texts by women writers of the Hispanophone Caribbean in order to highlight narrative strategies of historically marginalized groups to contest hegemonic constructions of the nation.