Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary by Sarah Phillips Casteel PDF

Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary by Sarah Phillips Casteel PDF

By Sarah Phillips Casteel

With what could appear excellent frequency, Caribbean writers have grew to become to Jewish Caribbean studies of exodus and reinvention, from the arriving of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal within the 1490s to the flight of eu Jewish refugees to Trinidad and somewhere else within the Thirties. studying this historic migration during the lens of postwar Caribbean fiction and poetry, Sarah Phillips Casteel conducts the 1st significant learn of representations of Jewishness in Caribbean literature. Bridging the space among postcolonial and Jewish reports, Calypso Jews enriches crosscultural investigations of Caribbean creolization. Caribbean writers invoke either the 1492 expulsion and the Holocaust as a part of their literary archaeology of slavery and its legacies. regardless of the unequal and occasionally fraught family members among Blacks and Jews within the Caribbean earlier than and after emancipation, Black-Jewish literary encounters mirror sympathy and id greater than antagonism and pageant. featuring a substitute for U.S.-based severe narratives of Black-Jewish family, Casteel reads Derek Walcott, Maryse Condé, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, and Paul Gilroy, between others, to bare a particular inter-diasporic dating refracted in the course of the artistic techniques of 2 resilient cultures.

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