The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory - New Caribbean Studies (Paperback)
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The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory - New Caribbean Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 341 Pages / Published: 23/10/2014
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The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory is the first scholarly book from the humanities on the subject of the Grenada Revolution and the US intervention. It is simultaneously a critique, tribute, and memorial. It argues that in both its making and its fall, the 1979-1983 Revolution was a transnational event that deeply impacted politics and culture across the Caribbean and its diaspora during its life and in the decades since its fall. Drawing together studies of landscape, memorials, literature, music, painting, photographs, film and TV, cartoons, memorabilia traded on e-bay, interviews, everyday life, and government, journalistic, and scholarly accounts, the book assembles and analyzes an archive of divergent memories. In an analysis that is relevant to all micro-states, the book reflects on how Grenada's small size shapes memory, political and poetic practice, and efforts at reconciliation.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349298549
Number of pages: 341
Weight: 5445 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2014


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"Shalini Puri's The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory contributes to and intervenes in this scholarship on the Revolution. ... Puri's text is useful for those interested in Caribbean studies, Africana studies, American studies, literary methods, Caribbean history, English, trauma studies, international relations, and peace and conflict studies. It is a significant contribution across these fields, especially for those exploring archival writing in the context of radical social movements in the Caribbean." (Warren Harding, SX Salon, smallaxe.net, June, 2017)

"Elegantly written . . . what is most striking about the book is the compassionate tone throughout. It's as if the author is herself moved by the story she is telling, and touched by the cast of unforgettable characters." - Southern World Arts News



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