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Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women

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This collection of short stories features moving tales from the rich Caribbean oral tradition, stories that question women's traditional roles, present women's perspectives on the history of Caribbean slavery and colonialism, and convey the beautiful cadences of the language of Caribbean women. It offers the general reader a broad selection of the themes, styles, and techn ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by Rutgers University Press
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Celia
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book has taken me on a very educational, emotional and fun journey. Although I probably didn't understand about two stories, that is, the concept from which they were coming from. Many people throughout the Caribbean believe that they are different from other persons in other Caribbean islands but this book highlights some of the similaritities that are faced by Caribbean people.

This book is an example of the effect that slavery has had on the Caribbean in terms of the various racial backgr
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Antof9
Jan 02, 2009 rated it it was ok
I realized in 2004 that I'm not really a short story person, which came as a shock to me! Having said that, I was happy that I could appreciate the richness of the stories in this book. It's interesting to me that good writing can always transport me to a different place or time, and this book was no exception. Almost every time I picked this book up, I was immediately in St. Thomas (where we have spent 3 enjoyable vacations), listening to the water, and feeling the comfort of sun heating my ski ...more
Josiphine/Tessa
Read as my Anguilla book for The Travel Book Project. Even though none of the stories were from Anguilla. *headdesk*

This was just okay. I ended up skimming most of it. Short story anthologies aren't really my thing.
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