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

Thank you, thank you Denise. Several of us in one of my reading groups are really getting into Caribbean writers, particularly women and also some of the Brit writers that have a Caribbean background. One of those from Britain we have discovered in the last year or two is Andrea Levy who wrote Small Island and Fruit of the Lemon. As I peruse the list, I see I have read more than a few of them but there are many names I have never heard so I am eager to share this list. I have the pleasure of having the formidable Opal Palmer Adisa local to the Bay Area and see her regularly. I have been enjoying her book of poems and prose, Eros Muse. I noticed that Michelle Cliff was missing from this list. I met her in the 80s when she conducted a lecture/workshop for the Oakland Black Writers. I think she had just published Abeng. Thanks again for sharing this list. BTW, where do you teach this class? I'm sure it is quite popular.

Dera


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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