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Diasporic Memories: Community, Individuality, and Creativity-A Life Stories Perspective

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Chamberlain,Mary (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
September, 2009
ISBN:
0094-0798
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Blacks, Slavery, Caribbean Americans, diaspora, folk literature, Collective memory, folk narrative, Oral history, Folk histories
Notes:
Can we talk of a collective, diasporic memory? Argues that in the case of the African-Caribbean community, there are distinctive features - such as the need to tell and the need to connect - which suggest that this diasporic memory is framed through identifiable cultural templates, which distinguish it from the memories of migrants.