One of the writers that belong to this Diaspora that has crossed the Atlantic and arrived at the distant coasts of the first world is Caryl Phillips. The novels of this author open the way to a reflection on the narrative that is born in the European and North American metropolis. Its creation speaks in itself of the diversity and the crossing of borders. Phillips navigates through several genres: dramaturgy, essay, and narrative. His plays are his first experience in the literary field. His writing on those pieces is full of strength, confusion, and bitterness; Shows racial, gender and generational conflicts; between women and men of the West Indies, between parents and children (King, 2004: 212-213). In these works, however, the themes ...
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...e sensation reappears in the unnamed character in "Coast", the first of Higher Ground stories. The interpreter inhabits an existential limbo. He is a slave without shackles in the world of the masters, and a traitor that works for the whites from the suspicious look of the Africans. Being located in the undetermined space of non-membership brings out the questioning of the behavior of foreigners and natives. In another sequence of the story, it returns to question itself, this time to be despised by the people of a village near the fort where they have gone in search of some young person who satisfies the desires of the trafficker of slaves. The space that the locals put between them and the place where our character rests, the insult and the spit he receives from one of the men of the village, leads the character to meditate on his condition and that of the others.
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