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Conflict in caribbean women consciousness during anti-slavery movement: Detailing from ‘the long song’ by Andrea Levy and ‘the book of night women’ by Marlon James

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering

Source : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication, Volume 8, Number 7, p.203-207 (2019)

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Arts and Sciences

Department : English

Year : 2019

Abstract : Caribbean women consciousness is a term that found its importance in the neo slave narratives. The traditional slave narrative defines the slave women as passive, static, and were extremely tortured and abused among the human beings. The excessive inhuman and ferocious acts were exercised upon the slave women and the slave narratives characterised them as the victims. The anti slavery narratives took to concern women equality and their empowerment focusing on how they developed their own sense of Caribbean consciousness that remained within the sensibility of the Caribbean space and tradition. The neo slave narratives from mid eighteenth century onwards concentrated on understanding the Caribbean women consciousness from deep within the slightest of difference in opinions among the females that battled the male from white colonial past as well as from within the society of blacks. The contemporary neo slave narratives especially in the context of Jamaican anti slavery movement deeply analyses slave women with difference in opinion with the black rebellion and formed a branch under the Caribbean women sensibility as a whole. Portrayal of July, from the The Long Song and Lilith from The book of night women, the hypothesis aims to represent women with different Caribbean women consciousness that almost favoured the white masters during colonization in Jamaica. © 2019, Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication. All rights reserved.

Cite this Research Publication : R. Mathew and Varsha K., “Conflict in Caribbean Women Consciousness during Anti-Slavery Movement: Detailing From ‘The Long Song’ By Andrea Levy and ‘The Book of Night Women’ By Marlon James”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 203-207, 2019.

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