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Andil Gosine

its structured assimilation of descendants of Indentureship. The literal cut in her paintings, as she explains, is an apt visualization of her feelings about her sense of her culture: “Becoming aware of my story and my misunderstanding about my identity made me feel uncomfortable (…) it was as if I

D. Alissa Trotz

Suggests that the family plays a role in the production of gendered and racialized differences in the Caribbean. Author focuses especially on Guyana, and the differences between Afro- and Indo-Guyanese. First, she revisits earlier scholarly works on the Caribbean family, limited to domesticity and feminist responses. She stresses that representations of the Caribbean family serve(d) the imperatives of governance, and the social stratification, from colonial times to the present. She indicates how the Indo-Caribbean women as submissive housewives thus became opposed to the image of the Afro-Caribbean women as working matriarchs. She further discusses the historic development of the family and women's role therein among Indians in Guyana since indentureship, highlighting the strong influence of colonial manipulation.

Keith E. McNeal

indentured South Asian laborers were brought there to work after the system of Indian indentureship had been pioneered in the Caribbean. Thus South Africa not only became an intensifying locus of globalization, but also represented a key nexus of transformation from an earlier mercantile modality of South

Radica Mahase

racism in Caribbean societies. Using works by Olive Senior and Paule Marshall, Morgan discusses the complexities of plantation societies as well as the legacy of racism and its impact on Caribbean identity formation. In the third chapter, she deals with Indian indentureship, drawing on the writings of V

Andre Bagoo

rendered free of the politics of race, gender, nationhood, sexuality. There is much room for the irruption of Caribbean history in this inquiry—a history that includes slavery and Asian indentureship. With Nanan Draws , the artist gives us an exhibition of drawings but also a series of questions. What

Patricia Mohammed

Indians into the Caribbean “registers a deeply flawed memorialization of indentureship that traps their descendants in conditions of trauma” and provides a rationale for their exclusion from the Afro-Creole imagination in art and art exhibitions that are representative of the region. He notes that Asians

Jillian Ollivierre

class that began to consolidate in the decades following Indian indentureship in Trinidad (1845–1917). While Pooran’s felt hat was a flourish, a complement to his pressed linen suit (somewhat impractical in the tropical sun), Jasseran’s silken white headscarf, or orhni , was a rather more obligatory

Tao Leigh Goffe

generative framework for mapping the interlocking structures of enslavement and indentureship. The very naming of coolitude is an act of Afro-Asian intimacy for the poet, 17 as he explains in a letter to fellow South Asian diasporic author Amitav Ghosh: I wanted to pay homage to the “forgotten voices of

Sharda Patasar

Introduction East Indian indentureship to Trinidad took place between 1845 and 1917, bringing in mainly people from the Bhojpur region in Northern India. With the official end of indentureship in 1920, most indentured workers chose to settle in Trinidad. Over time, business and cultural exchanges

Garnett Roper and Esther D. Reed

: Ian Randle Publishers, 2000), pp. 45–52 at p. 46. 2) In Trinidad and Tobago for example, between 1845 and 1917, after emancipation 143,000 Indians from the Asian sub-continent were brought to the region to serve a minimum indentureship of ten years. 3) For information, see Caribbean Community