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Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Emily Greenwood

Abstract

Afro‐Greeks explores dialogues between anglophone Caribbean literature and the complex legacies of ancient Greece and Rome, from the 1920s to the beginning of the twenty‐first century. Classics still bears the negative associations of the colonial educational curriculum that was thrust upon the British West Indies with the Victorian triad of the three Cs (Cricket, Classics, and Christianity). In a study that embraces Kamau Brathwaite, Austin Clarke, John Figueroa, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott, and Eric Williams, the author traces a distinctive regional tradition of engagin ... More

Keywords: Afro‐Greeks, Caribbean classics, colonial classics, postcolonial classics, Kamau Brathwaite, Austin Clarke, John Figueroa, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott, Eric Williams

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199575244
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Greenwood, author
Associate Professor of Classics, Yale University
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