112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Another Triangle Trade:  Michelle Cliff, Female Bodies, and [Post]Colonial Discourse

Robert Kyriakos Smith, University of California, Los Angeles

Through readings of her novels Abeng (1984) and No Telephone to Heaven (1987), and essay "Caliban's Daughter" (1991), my presentation finds untenable, and redirects scholarship out of, the unexamined and uncritical preoccupation with mixed-race Jamaican novelist, poet, and essayist Michelle Cliff's body and the fetishization of her light skin.