From Brazil to the Caribbean
This chapter pursues the idea of “spirit scapes.” It argues that thinking about Caribbean space and Caribbean identity means engaging a series of movements. It means coming to terms with how much both the relatively new Caribbean nation-states and the Caribbean diaspora have been fundamental sites of the creation of Caribbean cultural identities, and the extent to which global economic and political forces have also shaped these experiences. The Caribbean has in common with Brazil an already-identified history, including the destruction of the full presence of indigenous peoples, the wretchedness of enslavement on sugar plantations, colonialism, and the struggles for self-possession and independence but also for re-creation.
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