Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies Press
Caribbean Irish Connections
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Caribbean Cultural Studies
Contents6
Preface10
Acknowledgements14
Introduction16
Part 1. Histories of Encounter and Exchange30
1. A Changing Presence32
2. Father Antoine Biet’s Account Revisited48
3. The Irish in Barbados62
4. Liberty, Freedom and the Green Atlantic79
5. Irish Encounters with theJamaican Plantocracy, 1814–183899
Part 2. Cultural Performance and Exchange116
6. Entanglements of Root and Branch118
7. Historic and Contemporary Irish Identity on Montserrat134
8. Cataloguing Ireland155
9. Pamela Colman Smith’s Performative Primitivism172
10. The Final Fortress189
3. Comparative Readings and Critical Encounters202
11. Water Songs204
12. The Haunted Ocean218
13. Que diga perejil / Abair broagh236
14. Medbh McGuckian’s Shelmalier and Dionne Brand’s Inventory251
15. “Two Tunes”273
16. Mutual Obsessions287
17. Rewriting Heathcliff305
Appendix320
Resources for Further Study324
Index328
Contributors354