Overview:Sufism as Lorna Goodison's Alternative Poetic Path to Hope and Healing - Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison searches for answers for herself and other Caribbean-based descendants of enslaved Africans by examining and presenting different spiritualities in her poetry in the hope of providing alternatives to the psyche in need of healing after the traumatic events of the infamous transatlantic Middle Passage. The inclusion of Sufism in her poetry seems to have a dual purpose, in that it offers a "new" creative angle and a sincere belief in its power to provide relief from personal anguish. The fact that Sufism is similar to Jamaican-based religions works in its favor. Can Jamaicans, who are Goodison's primary subject, really relate to its message? She does not underestimate her audience's capacity for change or their willingness to accept the ideas of Sufism. Her role as facilitator is not a secret; she is openly promoting her ideas and her belief that healing is possible. This book is divided into three chapters. In Chapter One, a brief history of slavery in the Caribbean region with a focus on Jamaica is presented. The second chapter explicitly focuses on Lorna Goodison and her use of the written word to reveal her feelings about her ancestors' (and her own) traumatic past. It also defines Sufism, includes some examples of Sufi poems, and shows what aspects of Sufism resonate with Jamaican Revivalism and Rastafarianism. The final chapter first makes reference to how Sufi elements have been used by other writers such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Thomas Merton, and Doris Lessing, and then illustrates how, contrary to these others, Goodison is the only one to apply Sufi ideals to a Caribbean context, thus falling into her own creative category, that of a new Caribbean literary canon.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726413-9781527518117. It was written by the following authors: Anonymous, Brenda Dominguez-Rosado. Book Sufism as Lorna Goodison's Alternative Poetic Path to Hope and Healing, which can be read online, published by the company: Print Editions, Gale Ncco, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Education, Spirituality, Politics, Criticism, Society, Beliefs, Drama, Poetry. The book was published on 2018-10-19 00:00:00. It has 116 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Sufism as Lorna Goodison's Alternative Poetic Path to Hope and Healing has PDF format and is called sufism-as-lorna-goodisons-alternative-poetic-path-to-hope-and-healing.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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