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Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Shona N. Jackson

Abstract

During the colonial period in Guyana, the country’s coastal lands were worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. This book investigates how their descendants, collectively called Creoles, have remade themselves as Guyana’s new natives, displacing indigenous peoples in the Caribbean through an extension of colonial attitudes and policies. Looking particularly at the nation’s politically fraught decades from the 1950s to the present, the book explores aboriginal and Creole identities in Guyanese society. Through government documents, interviews, and political speeches, it reveals how C ... More

Keywords: Guyana, Caribbean, Guyanese society, Caribbean labor, Creoles, Creole indigeneity, coastal lands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816677757
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shona N. Jackson, author