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George L. Huttar

Suriname-French Guiana border. And Raquel-María Yamada’s essay on mobility in and out of Konomerume (Donderskamp), western Kari’na, documents inter alia the emergence of a sub-dialect of Kari’na. Alex van Stipriaan focuses on the “communications revolution” among Maroons in Suriname’s interior. De Theije

Kathe Managan

media in the movements themselves. Dumont suggests that one reason the events of 2009 stand out from other movements on the two islands is that they were presented on location and often live via the media. Olivier Pulvar discusses the Martinican Télé Otonom Mawon (Autonomous Maroon Television) that

Postcolonialism & Autobiography

Michelle Cliff, David Dabydeen, Opal Palmer Adisa


Edited by Alfred Hornung and Ernstpeter Ruhe

The two volumes on Postcolonialism and Autobiography examine the affinity of postcolonial writing to the genre of autobiography. The contributions of specialists from Northern Africa, Europe and the United States focus on two areas in which the interrelation of postcolonialism and autobiography is very prominent and fertile: the Maghreb and the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean. The colonial background of these regions provides the stimulus for writers to launch a program for emancipation in an effort to constitute a decolonized subject in autobiographical practice. While the French volume addresses issues of the autobiographical genre in the postcolonial conditions of the Maghreb and the Caribbean with reference to France, the English volume analyzes the autobiographical writings of David Dabydeen (Guyana), Michelle Cliff, Opal Palmer Adisa, George Lamming, Wilson Harris (Jamaica), and Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua) who have maintained their cultural Caribbean origin while living in England or the United States. Critics such as William Boelhower, Leigh Gilmore, Sidonie Smith, and Gayatri Spivak reveal the many layers of different cultures (Indian, African, European, American) that are covered over by the colonial powers. The homeland, exile, the experience of migration and hybridity condition the postcolonial existence of writers and critics. The incorporation of excerpts from the writers' works is meant to show the great variety and riches of a hybrid imagination and to engage in an interactive dialogue with critics.


Diane Vernon

Since the 1980’s sweeping changes have occurred in the lives of Ndyuka women from the villages of the Tapanahony river in Suriname. The days of seeing women as “hearthstones” as the Saramaka Maroons sometimes put it (Price 1984 :33) or, “sitting on your own door sill,” as the Ndyuka say of

Celia Britton

previous work in both its length and the breadth of its references (701 footnotes). Its title brings together the two main dimensions of the Schwarz-Barts’ thematics: “ Marrane ” in the Derridian sense of the secularized Jew, and “ marronne ” referring to the maroon culture of the French Caribbean (but

Atlantic Biographies

Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World


Edited by Jeffrey A. Fortin and Mark Meuwese

This volume uses a biography-as-history approach to illuminate the interconnectedness of the peoples of the Americas, West Africa, and Europe. Contributors highlight individuals' and people's experiences made possible by their participation in the creation of an Atlantic world, where conflict, cooperation, neccessity and invention led to new societies and cultures.

Composed of chapters that span a broad chronological, topical and thematic range, Atlantic Biographies highlights the uniqueness of the Atlantic as a social, political, economic, and cultural theater bound together to illustrate what the Atlantic meant to those subjects of each chapter. This is a book about people, their resilience, and their resolve to carve a niche or have a broader impact in the ever-changing world around them.


Tyler Yank

encompassed East Africa, including the African islands, and ran north to the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Aden. Map 10.1 Mauritius with districts. Credit: . Indeed, slaves were carried to Mauritius as early as the sixteenth century by Dutch sailors, and runaway slaves, or maroons, formed the earliest

Jessica Vance Roitman

decades in the early part of the seventeenth century, and the French privateer Cassard struck at the heart of the territory in the eighteenth century—but it was also caused by Amerindians and the Maroons. These African escapees banded together, sometimes, though very rarely, with various Amerindian groups

Mohsen Safaie, Peter K. L. Ng and Negar Ghotbeddin

surface of the third maxilliped, and the ridge that is subparallel to the lower margin of the larger chela is lined evenly with small granules. The colours in life were also different, with C. dumortieri lacking the conspicuous maroon crescents surrounding the eyes and a large maroon spot present on the

Grant Jewell Rich

Maroon war and failed British invasion of Haiti depleting British resources and knew there would be no Miskito aid this time. Notably, Spain maintained sovereignty, with Belize gaining colony status in 1862. Nevertheless, post-1798 changes included regular appointments of superintendents to Belize, and