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Creole IndigeneityBetween Myth and Nation in the Caribbean$
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Shona N. Jackson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677757

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.001.0001

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The Baptism of Soil: Indian Belonging in Guyana

The Baptism of Soil: Indian Belonging in Guyana

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(p.181) 5 The Baptism of Soil: Indian Belonging in Guyana
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Creole Indigeneity
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Shona N. Jackson

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.003.0006

This chapter examines Indo-Creole subjectivity in Guyana, and argues that the different trajectories for Indo-Caribbean social and cultural being in the New World still depend upon the manner of achieving and consolidating Creole indigeneity. It considers the links between kala pani or Indian Diaspora, and black Atlantic or African Diaspora trajectories of modernity with regard to labor and native displacement, and examines these links by focusing on social, cultural, and historical writings by Indo-Guyanese, such as Cheddi Jagan. Using the renaming of the Timehri International Airport to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport as a point of departure, the chapter explores the ways in which Indo-Caribbean peoples, specifically the Indo-Guyanese, articulate belonging in the production of a first-person plural connotation that is dialectically structured both materially and ideologically.

Keywords:   Indo-Creole subjectivity, Guyana, Indo-Caribbean, New World, Creole indigeneity, kala pani, Indian diaspora, African diaspora, native displacement, Cheddi Jagan

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