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Novels of decolonization in modernity: Malambo, Um defeito de cor, and Fe en disfraz

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Souza Hogan,Maria Leda (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2014
URL:
http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.library.illinois.edu/docview/1523926653/fulltextPDF/664A4C241DD34D17PQ/1?accountid=14553
Published:
Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Literature, Decolonization, South America, Gender, Social Class, Sexuality
Notes:
243 p., Analyzes three novels by contemporary female Caribbean and Latin American Afro-descendent writers of the diaspora: Peruvian Lucía Charún-Illescas' Malambo (2001), Brazilian Ana Maria Gonçalves' Um defeito de cor (2006), and Puerto Rican Mayra Santos-Febres' Fe en disfraz (2009). In these texts, the old and the new intermingle in the space of the narrative. The colonial past is reexamined and reconstructed out of the need to understand its reminiscences into the present and the necessity to transform the future.