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Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora

Benedicte Boisseron


This book investigates the exilic literature of Caribbean-born and Caribbean-descent writers who, from their new location in North America, question their cultural obligation of Caribbeanness, Creoleness, and even Blackness. This new consciousness has led them to challenge their roots as they search for a creative autonomy deemed treacherous by the home community. Though their poetics are infused with an enticing sense of cultural, sexual, or racial emancipation, their deviance is not always defiant. As author Boisseron argues, a burden of guilt is one of the defining features of the modern Ca ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, Creole, diaspora, nationality, individualism, opportunism, guilt, betrayal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049793
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049793.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benedicte Boisseron, author