One of the new books presented at the annual Caribbean Studies Association’s 2012 book launch organized by Faith Smith (Brandeis University), was Odile Ferly’s A Poetics of Relation: Caribbean Women Writing at the Millennium (Palgrave MacMillan 2012). [See full list of books launched in our previous post Caribbean Studies Association’s 2012 Book Launch.]
Description: A Poetics of Relation: Caribbean Women Writing at the Millennium fosters a dialogue across islands and languages between established and lesser-known authors, bringing together archipelagic and diasporic voices from the Francophone and Hispanic Antilles. This study underscores the socio-cultural impact of emigration and the perpetual self-redefinition that results from this phenomenon. Without denying the enduring impact of former colonial divisions or minimizing the specificities to each bloc in the region, Ferly shows that a comparative analysis of female narratives is often most pertinent across linguistic zones.
Odile Ferly is an associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at Clark University.
For purchasing information, see http://www.amazon.com/Poetics-Relation-Caribbean-Writing-Millennium/dp/023012044X