By Davis, Viola
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Dr. Viola Davis received her Ph.D. at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados and is a retired tutor of the Barbados Community College, English Department. She is a Feminist and Pan-Africanist and was also an Independent Senator in Barbados appointed by the then Governor General, Dame Nita Barrow (1994-1999). This work examines the dramatic oeuvre of Derek Walcott in order to make the case that he is engaged as a playwright, in creating a Creole drama- a drama that bears the special marks of its Caribbean origin and setting and that embodies the hybrid nature of Caribbean history, culture and personality. This Creole reality is the result of the historical coming together of European and African values within the physical location of the Caribbean islands. The idea of Creole is being used to describe the result of the fusion of these three realities and this result is seen to contain a multi-cultural plentitude that is Characteristic of the cultural and intellectual reality of the Caribbean.
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