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20th-century Writing

Caribbean literature, Caribbean countries, colonial rule, century, independence

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Few Caribbean countries gained their independence before the 20th century; for this reason, the development of distinct, national literary traditions began in the 20th century. Caribbean literature of the 20th century can be roughly divided into three periods: the first 30 years, during colonial rule; the years just prior to independence, from about 1940 to 1960 or later, depending on the country; and the period after independence.



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