New book announcement!

August 9, 2023

Matria Redux: Caribbean Women Novelize the Past by Tegan Zimmerman and published by University Press of Mississippi (click for News release (309 KB)). The book offers afeminist exploration of postcolonial Caribbean literature, analyzed within the framework of an imagined maternal space and time.

Through close readings of the mother/daughter plots in contemporary Caribbean women’s historical fiction, such as Andrea Levy’s The Long Song, Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones, Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow, and Marie-Elena John’s Unburnable, Matria Redux considers the concept of matria an important vehicle for postcolonial-psychoanalytic feminist literary resistance and political intervention.