02 Dec New advanced article in the New West Indian Guide
New advanced article in the New West Indian Guide (NWIG) titled ‘A central voice in Caribbean literature: Media and memory in the novels of Astrid Roemer’, written by Yra van Dijk & Ghamina Kowsoleea. NWIG is published by Brill Academic Publishers in collaboration with KITLV.
This essay explores the complex ways in which narrative may signify in a trilogy written by award-winning Surinamese author Astrid Roemer. The novels are set in the years of independence of Suriname after 300 years of Dutch occupation. The analysis focuses not on the usual postcolonial themes but on structures of signification: allegory, materiality and media of language, affect, and the function of objects.