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Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century - Classical Presences (Hardback)
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Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century - Classical Presences (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 28/01/2010
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Afro-Greeks examines the reception of Classics in the English-speaking Caribbean, from about 1920 to the beginning of the 21st century. Emily Greenwood focuses on the ways in which Greco-Roman antiquity has been put to creative use in Anglophone Caribbean literature, and relates this regional classical tradition to the educational context, specifically the way in which Classics was taught in the colonial school curriculum. Discussions of Caribbean literature tend to assume an antagonistic relationship between Classics, which is treated as a legacy of empire, and Caribbean literature. While acknowledging the importance of this imperial context, Greenwood argues that Caribbean appropriations of Classics played an important role in formulating original, anti-colonial and anti-imperial criticism in Anglophone Caribbean fiction. Afro-Greeks reveals how, in the twentieth century, two generations of Caribbean writers, including Kamau Brathwaite, Austin Clarke, John Figueroa, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Eric Williams, created a distinctive, regional counter-tradition of reading Greco-Roman Classics.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199575244
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 223 x 144 x 23 mm

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