Caribbean Women's Writings of the Diaspora
In her research on Caribbean women’s narratives, Denise López Mazzeo engages the reader in a thorough chronological, crossgenerational analysis of selected narratives by Paule Marshall, Jamaica Kincaid, Esmeralda Santiago, and Angie Cruz. Readers are immersed in the tumultuous lives of women with roots in Antigua, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic who find themselves sometimes sinking, sometimes afloat in the diaspora of New York City in the decades from the fifties through the nineties. This Metropolis provides the public spaces that “other” the characters and their home and private spaces that both help and hinder in the struggle for self-knowledge, acceptance, and consequent empowerment.
Linette Soucy, Ret, English Department, College of General Studies, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.