An essay by Kei Miller sparks tensions among Caribbean writers

Repeating Islands

5565Many thanks to Peter Jordens for gathering articles that speak to and about Kei Miller’s recent essay, “The White Women and the Language of Bees” (originally published in the first issue of PREE) about writing, national identity, race and (narrative) privilege. Here is an article by Joshua Surtees and Alison Flood (The Guardian, 2 May 2018). The article’s full title is “Kei Miller essay about white women sparks tensions among Caribbean writers.” [As of today, May 4, 2018, a revised version of Miller’s essay is back online: https://preelit.com/2018/04/13/the-white-women-and-the-language-of-bees/.] See related links below the post. Surtees and Flood write:

An incendiary essay by the award-winning Jamaican poet Kei Miller that probed at white women writers’ authority to speak for the Caribbean has been pulled from a new magazine after laying bare a long-festering anger in the islands’ literary community.

Miller’s essay, The White Women and…

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