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The Shape of That Hurt available for pre-order

The Shape of That Hurt is now available for pre-order.

In this companion piece to his outstanding collection of literary criticism, My Strangled City and Other Essays, literary and cultural critic Professor Gordon Rohlehr examines the work of Louise Bennett, Martin Carter, Kamau Brathwaite, George Lamming, Kendel Hippolyte, V.S. Naipaul, Victor Questel and Dennis Scott in the development of a Caribbean aesthetic in the literature of the region. Beyond literature, he examines the way soca lyrics responded to the attempted Muslimeen coup d'etat in 1990. Originally published by Longman Caribbean in 1992, this is a marvellous addition to the Caribbean Modern Classics series.



Author’s Preface: Twisting into Shape

The Problem of the Problem of Form

Possession as Metaphor: Lamming’s Season of Adventure

The Space Between Negations

“Assassins of the Voice”: Martin Carter’s Poems of Affinity 1978-1980

Three for V.

The Shape of that Hurt: An Introduction to Voiceprint

“Megalleons of Light”: Kamau Brathwaite’s Sun Poem

Brathwaite with a Dash of Brown: Crit, the Writer and the Written Life

The Rehumanisation of History: Regeneration of Spirit,

Apocalypse and Revolution in Brathwaite’s The Arrivants and X/Self

Trophy and Catastrophe: Guyana Prize Feature Address

Apocalypso and the Soca Fires of 1990


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