This article analyzes Mayra Santos-Febres's novel "Fe en disfraz" as a modern subversive slave narrative that inverts racial and gender hierarchies and critiques contemporary Caribbean white male privilege. The analysis answers the following questions: How does the novel represent the racialized and sexualized female body? How does the novel's representation of racial and gender relations address the legacy of the Atlantic slave trade in the Caribbean? And ultimately, what does the novel suggest about (re-) writing the personal and the collective history of slavery?
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Rangelova, Radost A. "Writing Words, Wearing Wounds: Race and Gender in a Puerto Rican Neo-Slave Narrative," Tinkuy: Boletin de Investigación y Debate 18 (2012), 150-158.
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