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Adlai Murdoch deals an in depth rereading of 5 significant modern French Caribbean writers--Glissant, Cond?, Maximin, Dracius-Pinalie, and Chamoiseau. Emphasizing the position of narrative in fashioning the cultural and political doubleness of Caribbean Creole id, Murdoch indicates how those authors actively rewrite their very own colonially pushed background.

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