MAHARASHTRA, India (PRWEB) January 21, 2016
Examining 19 Caribbean novels from the 1950s to the 1980s, “The Relationship Between Individual and Family in the Caribbean Novel” (published by Partridge India) studies the relationship between individual and family and the struggle of identity through a Caribbean context. It focuses family as a “natio,” “global family,” a Caribbean society as “the microcosm of the world.” It demonstrates how it is easy, as well as necessary, to create family to maintain the meaningful relatedness among human beings on a global level. “Global village” is not just a slogan in the book, but is a possibility.
“I was impressed by the poetic narrative style of the Caribbean writers,” author Khurshid Attar explains, “with almost true life stories of the characters who have undergone the long traumatic past which hampers their present and makes their future uncertain, but their urge to relate to each other and struggle to save the human core in spite of all diversities, really provoked me to do the research.”
This struggle is one for meaningful relationships and embracing similarities with others within a society despite the historical, racial and cultural barriers, and social, economic and political divisions. The book examines this psychological and sociological Caribbean context of understanding human nature and the need for home and family in order to cope with a hostile world.
“It is high time to understand it when ethnic crises are taking horrible shape by seizing away the serene human soul with terrorizing power,” Attar says. “My study shows that it is possible to build rainbow bridges on all the borders of nations.”
“The Relationship Between Individual and Family in the Caribbean Novel”
By Khurshid Attar
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781482833959
E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781482833966
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Khurshid Attar has earned numerous degrees and published several research papers in reputable journals and books. She has also attended at least 25 national and international seminars and conferences and presented her work. Attar is a retired English teacher who lives in Maharashtra, India. She loves to read, listen to music, travel, paint and do garden work. She believes in “Global Citizenship.”