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Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Njeri Githire

Abstract

Postcolonial and diaspora studies scholars and critics have paid increasing attention to the use of metaphors of food, eating, digestion, and various affiliated actions such as loss of appetite, indigestion, and regurgitation. As such stylistic devices proliferated in the works of non-Western women writers, scholars connected metaphors of eating and consumption to colonial and imperial domination. This book concentrates on the gendered and sexualized dimensions of these visceral metaphors of consumption in works by women writers from Haiti, Jamaica, Mauritius, and elsewhere. Employing theoreti ... More

Keywords: food, eating, digestion, appetite loss, indigestion, regurgitation, consumption, women writers, Haiti, cannibalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038785
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Njeri Githire, author
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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