Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Martín Vega Olmedo
This work of creative writing explores the role of the maroons, or escaped Africans, in Caribbean plantation society. The novel pays homage the tradition of creole storytelling and asserts the importance of this practice in creating more complete historiographic narratives. Incorporating the themes of magic, rebellion, darkness/light, heroism, and brutality characteristic of Afro-latinx literature. The work attempts to continue the decolonizing work of disrupting the capitalist dichotomy between freedom and enslavement which threatens to erase the multiplicity of black existence in the colonial Caribbean.
Sarkar Bynoe, Marvin P., "El guerrero obsidiana" (2020). CMC Senior Theses. 2491.
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