AlieNation and Repatriation is a critical examination of race, sexuality, gender and migration in Caribbean nationalist literatures. The more complex contribution made in this book, however, is its insistence on centering the philosophical implications of interpreting (or translating) black female subjectivity back into the literary landscapes of Caribbean literary and cultural texts from which they were erased or disciplined into silence. This book suggests that reading strategies reproduce hegemonic constructions of black women's identities and postionalities as subjects and citizens in Caribbean literature.
Patricia Joan Saunders is assistant professor of English at the University of Miami. She lives in Miami, Florida.
Chapter 1 The Trinidad Renaissance: Building a Nation, Building a Self Chapter 2 The Pleasures/Privileges of Location: Reading Race, Gender, and Sexuality in George Lamming'sWater with Berries Chapter 3 Gender and Genre: The Logic of Language and the Logistics of Identity Chapter 4 Routes and Roots: Race, Class, and the Meaning of Black Female Subjectivity Chapter 5 Boundaries, Borders, and the Unhoused: Re-Routing Black Identity in North America