Making West Indian Literature

Making West Indian Literature

By Mervyn Morris
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Book Description

West Indian Literature, as a body of work, is a fairly recent phenomenon; and literary criticism has not always acknowledged the diversity of approaches to writing effectively. In Making West Indian Literature poet and critic Mervyn Morris explores examples of West Indian creativity shaping a range of responses to experience, which often includes colonial traces. Appreciating various kinds of making and a number of West Indian makers, these engaging essays and interviews display a recurrent interest in the processes of composition. Some of the prices highlight writer-performers who have not often been examined. This very readable book, often personal in tone, makes a distinctive contribution to the knowledge and understanding of West Indian Literature.

Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Making West Indian Literature
  • Kamau Brathwaite
  • Locating Self: Dennis Scott Interviewed
  • Dennis Scott: A Remembrance
  • Interogating Irony: Mervyn Morris Interviewed by Kwame Dawes
  • The All Jamaica Library
  • Jane’s Career and Susan Proudleigh
  • Voices Under the Window
  • Validating Lives: Trevor Rhone Interviewed
  • Miss Lou, Some Heirs and Successors
  • In Search of Justice: Linton Kwesi Johnson Interviewed
  • Building Awareness: Mikey Smith Interviewed
  • Orator Baugh
  • Sounds And Sense: West Indian Poetry
  • It Was the Singing
  • Sir Vidia and the Prize
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