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By Emily Greenwood

ISBN-10: 019957524X

ISBN-13: 9780199575244

Afro-Greeks examines the reception of Classics within the English-speaking Caribbean, from approximately 1920 to the start of the twenty first century. Emily Greenwood specializes in the ways that Greco-Roman antiquity has been positioned to artistic use in Anglophone Caribbean literature, and relates this local classical culture to the tutorial context, particularly the best way Classics used to be taught within the colonial college curriculum. Discussions of Caribbean literature
tend to imagine an adverse courting among Classics, that's handled as a legacy of empire, and Caribbean literature. whereas acknowledging the significance of this imperial context, Greenwood argues that Caribbean appropriations of Classics performed a big function in formulating original,
anti-colonial and anti-imperial feedback in Anglophone Caribbean fiction. Afro-Greeks finds how, within the 20th century, generations of Caribbean writers, together with Kamau Brathwaite, Austin Clarke, John Figueroa, C. L. R. James, V. S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Eric Williams, created a particular, nearby counter-tradition of studying Greco-Roman Classics.

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