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The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature

Valérie Loichot


Loichot traces the evolution of the Caribbean response to the colonial gaze, or rather, colonial mouth, from the late 19th century to the inception of the 21st. The ubiquitous presence of food and hunger in Caribbean folktales, political and historical treatises, fiction, and poetry signals the various traumas that have marked the Caribbean from the Middle Passage, to Slavery, Colonialism, WW2, and Departmentalization. The Francophone and Anglophone authors featured in The Tropics Bite Back bite back at the controlling images of the cannibal, the starved, the cunning cook, or the sexualized su ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, Culinary, Creolization, Glissant, African Diaspora, Exile, Global South, Sexuality, Cannibalism, Material culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816679836
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valérie Loichot, author

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