By Tanya L. Shields
In Bodies and Bones, Tanya Shields argues that a
repeated engagement with the Caribbean’s iconic and ancient touchstones deals a new
experience of (inter)national belonging that brings another and dynamic imaginative and prescient to the gendered
legacy of brutality opposed to black our bodies, flesh, and bone. utilizing a particular technique she
calls "feminist practice session" to chart the Caribbean’s a number of and contradictory
debts of old occasions, the writer highlights the gendered and emergent connections
among artwork, heritage, and belonging.
By drawing on an important variety of
genres—novels, brief tales, poetry, performs, public statuary, and painting—Shields proposes
cutting edge interpretations of the paintings of Grace Nichols, Pauline Melville, Fred D’Aguiar,
Alejo Carpentier, Edwidge Danticat, targeté Césaire, Marie-Hélène Cauvin, and
Rose Marie Desruisseau. She indicates how empathetic alliances can problem either hierarchical
associations and regressive nationalisms and facilitate extra democratic
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Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging (New World Studies) by Tanya L. Shields