Politicising paradise: Shani Mootoo's "Cereus blooms at night"

Burns, Lorna (2011) Politicising paradise: Shani Mootoo's "Cereus blooms at night". Journal of West Indian Literature, 19 (2). pp. 52-67. ISSN 0258-8501

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Abstract

This article explores the regenerative force of landscape in the postcolonial Caribbean imagination. Exploring Shani Mootoo's novel Cereus Blooms at Night, I expose the ways in which literary representations of the natural world continue to mask socio-political prejudices (particularly questions of sexuality).

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Additional Information:This article explores the regenerative force of landscape in the postcolonial Caribbean imagination. Exploring Shani Mootoo's novel Cereus Blooms at Night, I expose the ways in which literary representations of the natural world continue to mask socio-political prejudices (particularly questions of sexuality).
Keywords:Caribbean literature, Shani Mootoo, Cereus Blooms at Night, postcolonial ecocriticism
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Humanities
ID Code:5007
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Deposited On:04 Apr 2012 14:41
Last Modified:04 Apr 2012 14:41

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