Caribbean Writers and Their Art: Bringing the Bahamas and Virgin Islands Into Literature (1991)
From - UM Libraries on October 28th, 2015
Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite interviews lawyer/writer Marion Bethel, who describes the Bahamas and addresses the question of whether Bahamians are West Indians. Aurora Ferguson speaks on the difficulty of finding a "voice" in the culturally fragmented Caribbean and describes herself as a sociopolitical writer who sometimes draws upon folklore. Sharon Freeman is a journalist, writer, and library programmer of St. Thomas in the American Virgin Islands; she draws the "nation-language," or dialect, into her work. The three women talk about the CWSI. Freeman discusses how American citizenship influences writers of the Virgin Islands, and Bethel describes the relationship between the Bahamas and the United States.