Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures
Routes and Roots is the first comparative study of Caribbean and Pacific Island literatures and the first work to bring indigenous and diaspora literary studies together in a sustained dialogue. Taking the "tidalectic" between land and sea as a dynamic starting point, Elizabeth DeLoughrey foregrounds geography and history in her exploration of how island writers inscribe t...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by University of Hawaii Press
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Jun 23, 2011 heather rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to heather by: Karen Thornber
well-written and intriguing. deloughrey deals with much of what interests me about literature: its connections to history, geography, and space; its place in identity, ethnicity, and nationalism; its intertextuality. i could keep going but i won't. this is the type of scholarship that i would like to be doing myself.