Sarah Lawson Welsh (essay date 1999)
SOURCE: Welsh, Sarah Lawson. “Pauline Melville's Shape-Shifting Fictions.” In Caribbean Women Writers, edited by Mary Condè and Thorunn Lonsdale, pp. 144-71. New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1999.
[In the following essay, Welsh cogitates Pauline Melville's particular status as a Guyanese of mixed-race ancestry through a theoretically informed examination of her collection of stories, Shape-shifter.]
Cross-cultural texts of such societies as Guyana … continually inscribe difference and transformation on landscape and on human form, literally … in the features and voices of man, woman and child.1
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