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Rewriting history in Alejo Carpentier's The Kingdom of This World and Michelle Cliff's Abeng

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2012
Summary:
Traditional Caribbean history has been directed by and focused upon the conquerors who came to the region to colonize and seek profitable resources. Native Caribbean peoples and African slaves used to work the land have been silenced by traditional history so that it has become necessary for modern Caribbean thinkers to challenge that history and recreate it. Alejo Carpentier and Michelle Cliff challenge traditional Caribbean history in their texts, The Kingdom of This World and Abeng, respectively. Each of these texts rewrites traditional history to include the perspectives of natives and the slaves of Haiti and Jamaica. Traditional history is challenged by the inclusion of these perspectives, thus providing a rewritten, revised history.
Title: Rewriting history in Alejo Carpentier's The Kingdom of This World and Michelle Cliff's Abeng.
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Name(s): Amiel, Tricia.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vi, 68 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Traditional Caribbean history has been directed by and focused upon the conquerors who came to the region to colonize and seek profitable resources. Native Caribbean peoples and African slaves used to work the land have been silenced by traditional history so that it has become necessary for modern Caribbean thinkers to challenge that history and recreate it. Alejo Carpentier and Michelle Cliff challenge traditional Caribbean history in their texts, The Kingdom of This World and Abeng, respectively. Each of these texts rewrites traditional history to include the perspectives of natives and the slaves of Haiti and Jamaica. Traditional history is challenged by the inclusion of these perspectives, thus providing a rewritten, revised history.
Identifier: 794004585 (oclc), 3342034 (digitool), FADT3342034 (IID), fau:3839 (fedora)
Note(s): by Tricia Amiel.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Carpentier, Alejo, 1904-1980
Cliff, Michelle
Slavery -- Haiti -- Historiography
Slavery -- Jamaica -- Historiography
Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- Historiography
Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3342034
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Owner Institution: FAU