The novel tells the story of Mona Singh and the host of other characters who constitute her family. Since she originally migrated to Canada in the s, Espinet has divided her time between the Caribbean and Canada. Reports are that the hospital As Mona discovers these hidden histories, she also comes to discover herself. They are a platform that can be As a West Indian novel, the work focuses on postcolonial themes, tying them in with other important areas of study, such as gender, subaltern studies, the Indo-Caribbean experience, history, art, etc.
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Ramabai Espinet’s The Swinging Bridge
Espinet accomplishes this not only through West Indian dialect and lyrical descriptive passages, but through her excellent evocation of the particular culture of childhood. May 18, Karen rated it liked it. Preview — Swinging Bridge by Ramabai Espinet. Mona is hesitant, but eventually learns that she was given this opportunity to discover more about her family history, their journey from India to Trinidad, and the hardships they had to face along the way. Throughout the novel, Mona unveils the significance of the historical archive for the history of her family, women, and the greater Indo-Trinidadian culture over the course of several generations and migrations.