The Caribbean Oral Tradition

Literature, Performance, and Practice

  • Hanétha Vété-Congolo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Hanétha Vété-Congolo
    Pages 1-54
  3. Paget Henry
    Pages 55-83
  4. John Drabinski
    Pages 109-127
  5. Michael Birenbaum Quintero
    Pages 129-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-201

About this book


The book uses an innovative prism of interorality that powerfully reevaluates Caribbean orality and innovatively casts light on its overlooked and fundamental epistemological contribution into the formation of Caribbean philosophy. It defines the innovative prism of interorality as the systematic transposition of previously composed storytales into new and distinct tales. The book offers a powerful consideration of the interconnections between Caribbean orality and Caribbean philosophy, especially as this pertains to aesthetics and ethics. This is a new area of thought, a new methodological approach and a new conceptual paradigm and proposition to scholars, students, writers, artists and intellectuals who conceive and examine intellectual and cultural productaions in the Black Atlantic world and beyond. 


Folklore and oral history Latin American intersection European colonialism and slavery in America African story tales dialogical and dialectical history

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanétha Vété-Congolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Bowdoin CollegeBrunwickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32087-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32088-5
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