Reimagining Migration through the Act of Writing in Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Narrative

Alisa K. Braithwaite, Milton Academy
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring 2013), 143-158

This article explores the connection between migration and writing in the works of Anglophone Caribbean women. Rather than focusing on the individual writer as migrant, they offer an alternative relationship in scenes that represent how writing itself migrates from one surface to another. By depicting writing on surfaces other than a blank page, they encourage us to question the primacy of this location for narrative production, and at the same time, they return us to examining how writing is practiced in order to understand it as a craft and the identity of the writer as practitioner of that craft.

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

"The white saxifrage with the indented leafe is moste commended for the breakinge of the Stone."

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]