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Re: The Harder They Write: Does 'Caribbean' Literature Exist

Here is a list of Caribbean Women writers that I use in my class on Woemn of the Caribbean. I make no claim to this being a comprehensive list - but it does span the English, French and Spanish, Dutch speaking Islands/mainland. They are of all ethnicities as well.

Caribbean women writers:

Phyllis Allfrey

C.C. Avram (Marva Allen)

Luz Del Alba Acevedo

Dora Alonso

Maria Elena Alonso

Alba Ambert

Valerie Belgrave

Dionne Brand

Erna Brodber

Jean Buffong

Julia de Burgos

Roslyn Carrington

Lourdes Casal

Margaret Cezair-Thompson

Daína Chaviano

Merle Collins

Judith Ortiz Cofer

Ina Cumpiano

Darline Dorce-Coupet

Edwidge Danticat

Lulu Delacre

Zee Edgell

Brenda Flanagan

Rosario Ferre

Carmen Lugo Filippi

Beryl Gilroy

Gertrudis Gomez de Avellanda

Rosa Guy

Merle Hodge

Glasceta Honeyghan

Gisele D.Isaac

Cynthia James

Jamaica Kincaid

Marcia King-Gamble

Carilda Oliver Labra

Clara Lair, aka Mercedes Negron Munoz

Lisa Levy

Ana Lopez-Betancourt

Dulce María Loynaz

Paule Marshal

Mayra Montero

Aurora Levins Morales

Nancy Morejón

Shani Mootoo

Hilda Mundo-Lopez

Margaret Nourbese-Phillip

Elizabeth Nunez

Achy Obejas

Opal Palmer

Kyla Perrin

Lakshmi Persaud

Patricia Powell

Dolores Prida

Jean Rehys

Mireya Robles

Linda M. Rodriguez

Astrid Roemer

Esmerelda Santiago

Johanna Schouten-Elsenhout

Mary Seacole

Sybil Seaforth

Niqui Stanhope

Elean Thomas

Zoé Valdés

Ana Lydia Vega

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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