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Coda

  • Donette Francis
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Abstract

Where the book opened with a scene of archival destruction meant to ensure historical silence around socially prohibited interracial desire, I conclude with the digital photographer Roshini Kempadoo’s cover image, which visualizes the book’s project to read the intimate domain in order to more complexly understand experiences of feminine citizenship. Taken from the artist’s 2000 Virtual Exiles series exploring issues of place and identity for migrants moving between home and host countries, “Amelia” stands as a powerful image of contemporary Caribbean womanhood rei-magined and rewritten against the backdrop of colonial inscription and erasure. Thus, like the contemporary Caribbean women writers explored in this book, Kempadoo reconstructs Caribbean women’s presence in the face of archival absence.

Keywords

Woman Writer Walk Away Caribbean Woman Narrative Closure Couple Ending 
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    David Scott, Conscripts of Modernity (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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