This pioneering study surveys nineteenth- and twentieth-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole. It introduces a fascinating wealth of relatively unknown material and constitutes a timely interrogation of the supposed homogeneity of Caribbean discourse, especially with regard to 'race' and gender.
Evelyn O'Callaghan is a senior lecturer in English at the University of the West Indies, Barbados. Her publications include Woman Version: Theoretical Approaches to West Indian Fiction by Women (1993). She recently edited an early Antiguan novel, With Silent Tread by Frieda Cassin (2002).
'The scope and depth of this book which covers much historical and social ground make it essential reading for students and academics.' - Michel Fabre, Revue AFRAM Review