Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean by Emily Greenwood

Greek Roman Literature

By Emily Greenwood

Afro-Greeks examines the reception of Classics within the English-speaking Caribbean, from approximately 1920 to the start of the twenty first century. Emily Greenwood specializes in the ways that Greco-Roman antiquity has been positioned to inventive use in Anglophone Caribbean literature, and relates this neighborhood classical culture to the academic context, in particular the best way Classics was once taught within the colonial tuition curriculum. Discussions of Caribbean literature
tend to imagine an hostile dating among Classics, that is handled as a legacy of empire, and Caribbean literature. whereas acknowledging the significance of this imperial context, Greenwood argues that Caribbean appropriations of Classics performed a huge function in formulating original,
anti-colonial and anti-imperial feedback in Anglophone Caribbean fiction. Afro-Greeks unearths how, within the 20th century, generations of Caribbean writers, together with Kamau Brathwaite, Austin Clarke, John Figueroa, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Eric Williams, created a particular, local counter-tradition of studying Greco-Roman Classics.

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