Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2010

320 Pages | 16 b&w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823233557

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Asylum Speakers

Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

April Shemak

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Brings together postcolonial, American and Caribbean studies to make an important impact on the discourse of refugees and transnationalism.
  • Examines literary works by writers such as Edwidge Danticat, Nikol Payen, Kamau Brathwaite, Francisco Goldman, Julia Alvarez, Ivonne Lamazares, Cecilia Rodrigues Milanes, Jacques Derrida, Edouard Glissant, and Wilson Harris.
  • Constructs a complex picture of New World refugees that expands current discussions of diaspora and migration, demonstrating that the peripheral nature of refugee testimonial narratives requires us to reshape the boundaries of U.S. ethnic and postcolonial studies.

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