Property of the Imagination: Caribbean Literature in Translation (2019 AWP Conference)
C125-126 | Oregon Convention Center | Level 1 | Portland, Oregon
Linguistically and culturally diverse, Caribbean literatures have developed out of shared but fragmented histories of colonialism, slavery, migration, and syncreticism. While these countries are geographically close to the US, they remain underrepresented in international literature. Four translators of writers from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Martinique, and Haiti share their translations and speak about what has drawn them into the luminescent world of Caribbean writing. Sponsored by ALTA.