2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Undeniable Postcolonial Truths: Race, Class Gender in Michelle Cliff's Abeng
Drew A. Kobby
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

In her novel Abeng, Michelle Cliff intertwines a story of belonging, inclusion, and family that emerges from a quest for gender and cultural identity. A postcolonial study of the British settlement in Jamaica, Abeng focuses on the historical truths of colonialism. This paper will analyze the ways in which through the intersections of gender, ethnicity, and class the character discover their new identity.

Keywords: Jamaica , Identity, gender, colonialism, history , class, family, belonging

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 309-1
Location: VH 1232
Time: 1:00

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