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See detailA New Wor(l)d Order: Language in the Fiction of the New Caribbean Diaspora
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (2003), 16

Language has always been a major issue for post-colonial writers, being at once an instrument used by the colonial power and one of the prime avenues of resistance to this oppression. For displaced West ... [more ▼]

Language has always been a major issue for post-colonial writers, being at once an instrument used by the colonial power and one of the prime avenues of resistance to this oppression. For displaced West Indian writers in particular, English has been a significant tool for self-assertion, all the more ambiguous because it is their "mother tongue" while being the tongue of their ancestors' masters as well. This paper analyses how the younger novelists of the Caribbean diaspora use and transform the English language in their search for a new diasporic, cross-cultural identity. Robert Antoni, Michelle Cliff, Fred D'Aguiar, David Dabydeen, M. Nourbese Philip and Caryl Phillips will be among the writers mentioned in this paper. While some of them resort to non-standard linguistic forms and thereby deal head on with the tension between local languages and the need for international communication, others have had a more oblique approach to linguistic change, one that involves not so much lexis as tone and rhythm and often operates by rehabilitating silenced voices from the past. I will attempt to demonstrate how these writers have turned speech into a site of creolization expressive of what Caryl Phillips has called" A New World Order". [less ▲]

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See detailCreolization in Robert Antoni's Blessed Is the Fruit: A Linguistic Analysis
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in Matatu : Journal for African Culture and Society (2003), 27-28

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See detailThe Emlit Project: European Minority Literatures in Translation
Burnett, Paula; Aguilar-Amat, Anna; Botsho, Jean Bosco et al

Book published by Brunel University Press (2003)

This beautifully produced thick volume, the result of a project financially supported by the European Commission, gives access to creative texts in 19 languages spoken by a minority of EU citizens, both ... [more ▼]

This beautifully produced thick volume, the result of a project financially supported by the European Commission, gives access to creative texts in 19 languages spoken by a minority of EU citizens, both in the original (including the reproduction of such elegant scripts as Sinhalese or Hindi) and in their translations into five 'major' languages. [less ▲]

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See detailSelect Bibliography (Frontières: A Franco-British Writers' Festival about Identity)
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

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See detailCaryl Phillips
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

Book published by Manchester University Press (2002)

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See detailTheatre of the Arts: Wilson Harris and the Caribbean
Maes, Hena ULg; Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

Book published by Rodopi (2002)

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See detail'One is exiled when one refuses to obey the commandments of Conquest Mission': Religion as Metaphor in Caryl Phillips's Philosophy
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Stilz, Gerhard (Ed.) Missions of Interdependence: A Literary Directory (2002)

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See detailA Fictional and Cultural Labyrinth: Caryl Phillips's The Nature of Blood
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in Ariel : A Review of International English Literature (2001), 32(1), 185-195

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See detailThe 'Aesthetics of Personalism' in Caryl Phillips's Writing: Complexity as a New Brand of Humanism
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in World Literature Written in English (2001), 39(1), 75-85

This paper attempts to underline the epistemological implications of Phillips's handling of diasporic history through a focus on individual lives in Cambridge (1991) and The Nature of Blood (1997). His ... [more ▼]

This paper attempts to underline the epistemological implications of Phillips's handling of diasporic history through a focus on individual lives in Cambridge (1991) and The Nature of Blood (1997). His confessional first-person narratives highlight the intricacies inherent in human nature, thereby resisting the globalizing discourse of liberal humanism. Even more importantly, his fictions seem to illustrate a new, more understanding approach to this often hackneyed term, for they give voice to individuals whose multiple differences are, paradoxically, part proof of a common humanity, viewed here as an inclusive rather than exclusive concept. [less ▲]

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See detailMichelle Cliff (1946- )
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Hawley, John C. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (2001)

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See detailCaryl Phillips (1958- )
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in Hawley, John C. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (2001)

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See detailThe Novel since 1970
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg; Maes, Hena ULg

in Arnold, A. James; Kutzinski, Vera M.; Phaf-Rheinberger, Ineke (Eds.) et al A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Volume 2: English- and Dutch-Speaking Regions (2001)

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See detailDu cauchemar à l'utopie réalisable : Londres dans les nouvelles et romans de la diaspora antillaise anglophone
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Duboin, Corine; Tabuteau, Eric (Eds.) La ville plurielle dans la fiction antillaise anglophone : images de l'interculturel (2000)

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See detailCrossing a "Human River of Shattered Lives": Caryl Phillips's Diasporic Fiction/Visions
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in Literary Criterion (2000), 35(1-2), 157-169

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See detail"Here, There, and Everywhere": Michelle Cliff's (Con)version of Caribbean Identity
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in Ghosh-Schellhorn, Martina (Ed.) Writing Women Across Borders and Categories (2000)

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See detailFrom a New-World Poetics to a New-World Vision: African America in the Works of Edouard Glissant and Caryl Phillips
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Commonwealth : Essays and Studies (1999), 21(2), 29-36

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See detailThe Caryl Phillips Bibliography
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

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See detailRemembering Slavery: History as Roots in the Fiction of Caryl Phillips and Fred D'Aguiar
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in Delrez, Marc; Ledent, Bénédicte (Eds.) The Contact & the Culmination: Essays in Honour of Hena Maes-Jelinek (1997)

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Delrez, Marc ULg; Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Delrez, Marc; Ledent, Bénédicte (Eds.) The Contact and the Culmination: Essays in Honour of Hena Maes-Jelinek (1997)

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