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Author: Nana Wilson-Tagoe
ISBN: 9766400628
Language: English
Pages: 336 pages
Category: History & Criticism
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press (January 1, 1998)
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Nana Wilson-Tagoe teaches African and Caribbean literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Nana Wilson-Tagoe teaches African and Caribbean literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Wilson-Tagoe 1998, p. 2. Historical Thought and Literary Representation in West Indian Literature. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida. 29. ^ Chamberlain 2004, p. 175. ^ Chamberlain 2004, pp. 176-177. By Goveia Elsa V. (Mexico: Instituto Panamericano de geografía e historia, 1956. ISBN 978-0-8130-1582-8.

Nana Wilson-Tagoe is acutely aware of this reality in her insightful work Historical Thought and Literary Representation in West Indian Literature, which tackles one of the major themes in Caribbean literature. She is not the first to do so, but the nature of her focus makes her study far more useful today than earlier attempts to tackle similar issues in West Indian literature such as Kenneth Ramchand's The West Indian Novel and Its Background.

Nana Wilson-Tagoe shows how in turn the literature has broadened the definitions of history to include deeper currents and hidden influences. The book raises questions about gender and history and the ways in which women’s experiences have mediated their portrayal of the past. The author also explores the complex role of Africa in the imagination of West Indian writers. North America: University Press of Florida; Caribbean: University of the West Indies Press.

The history of American literature stretches across more than 400 years. It can be divided into five major periods, each of which has unique characteristics, notable authors, and representative works. The Colonial and Early National Period (17th century to 1830). The first European settlers of North America wrote about their experiences starting in the 1600s. This was the earliest American literature: practical, straightforward, often derivative of literature in Great Britain, and focused on the future

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Nana Wilson-Tagoe teaches African and Caribbean literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Nana Wilson-Tagoe teaches African and Caribbean literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Nana Wilson-Tagoe argues that it is in the imaginative recasting of the past, more than in one-dimensional explanations of historical processes, that we find insights in Caribbean history and that it is this recasting that has shaped Caribbean literature in the 20th century.Looking at major Anglophone Caribbean writers in three genres -- novels, short stories, and poetry -- she analyzes the ways in which history has been perceived, constructed, and used in West Indian literature. In that context she explores the interplay of reality and the fantastic; history and the imagination; myth and ancestral memory; timebound conceptions of the West Indies and the timeless values of life there. While discussion focuses on the interface between literature and historiography, it also addresses issues in sociology, political science, and philosophy.Wilson-Tagoe's work will appeal to students of Caribbean literature but also and particularly to scholars who study the black Atlantic world, both on its own terms and in its relations with Western society and Africa.