Finding Selfness in Postcolonial Caribbean Short Fiction: Intersectional Feminism and Diasporic Displacement in the Work of Jamaica Kincaid and Nalo Hopkinson
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Jamaica Kincaid and Nalo Hopkinson make use of the short story to address notions of female identity, race and discrimination in the postcolonial context. These authors lend themselves to intersectional analyses of race and gender because they incorporate the complexities that come with identity-formation, especially in cases of demarginalization. Kincaid and Hopkinson make the patriarchal and neo-colonial restrictions on the female black self palpable in their work, and their stories can therefore be seen as postcolonial projects in which fiction and history are actively intersected.