This unique anthology utilizes the predominant themes of western literature to chronicle the prose and poetry of Belize. For this text, the editor has selected the original works of Belizean writers written in the four principle languages of the country: English, Creole, Spanish, and Garifuna. Via the many genres of Belizean literature, the work is able to recount in depth the history, struggles, colonial exploitation, and myths of the Belizeans as they strive for freedom and as they search for their identity.
Victor Manuel Duran holds a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of Missouri, Columbia and is a native of the country of Belize, Central America. He is Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of South Carolina, Aiken.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Nature and its Beauty Chapter 5 Patriotism Chapter 6 Colonial History Chapter 7 Myths and Legends Chapter 8 Romantic Love Chapter 9 Era of Independence and Protest Chapter 10 Conclusion Part 11 Endnotes Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Author