The essays in this volume continue the examination, begun in Confluences 1 and continued in Confluences 2, of the exciting new writing that has emerged in Canada in the past few decades. Employing a variety of approaches and addressing the many concerns engaging their author-subjects-memory, history, and concentric identities; the subordination of women; and racism, this new body of writing collectively redefines and challenges the traditional idea of Canadian Literature.
Included in this volume are:
“Other Languages in National Literatures: W.H. Hudson’s English Argentina and Pablo Urbanyi’s Argentine Canada.”—Hugh Hazelton
“Racial Re/Profiling: the plays of Andrew Moodie.”—Leslie Sanders
“Searching for the Ancestral Past in the Caribbean: Dannabang Kuwabong’s Caribbean Blues & Love’s Genealogy and Voices from Kibuli Country.”—Horace Goddard
“Haunting the Human: M. NourbeSe Philip’s Poetics of Un”—Kate Siklosi
“Performing Male Monstrosity or Failed Masculinities? Shani Mootoo’s Literary Oeuvre”—Juan M Salomé Villarini
“Pamela Mordecai and Canadian Literary Transcultural Eschatology”—Dannabang Kuwabong
Dannabang Kuwabong is a Ghanaian Canadian born in Nanville in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He was educated in Ghana, Scotland, and Canada and teaches Caribbean literature at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. He has published Konga and other Dagaaba Folktales, Visions of Venom, CARIBBEAN BLUES & LOVE'S GENEALOGY (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2008), Echoes from Dusty Rivers (Capricornus Enterprises, 1999), and VOICES FROM KIBULI COUNTRY (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2013). Kuwabong's poetry adds a new dimension to the growing body of new voices that is beginning to expand and redefine Canadian literature.