The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present : Operation Urgent Memory, Hardback Book

The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present : Operation Urgent Memory Hardback

Part of the New Caribbean Studies series


The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory is the first scholarly book from the humanities on the subject of the Grenada Revolution and the US intervention.

It is simultaneously a critique, tribute, and memorial.

It argues that in both its making and its fall, the 1979-1983 Revolution was a transnational event that deeply impacted politics and culture across the Caribbean and its diaspora during its life and in the decades since its fall.

Drawing together studies of landscape, memorials, literature, music, painting, photographs, film and TV, cartoons, memorabilia traded on e-bay, interviews, everyday life, and government, journalistic, and scholarly accounts, the book assembles and analyzes an archive of divergent memories.

In an analysis that is relevant to all micro-states, the book reflects on how Grenada's small size shapes memory, political and poetic practice, and efforts at reconciliation.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 341 pages, 47 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 341 p. 47 illus.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Literary studies: post-colonial literature
  • ISBN: 9780230120327

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