Land of Love and Drowning Symbols & Objects

Tiphanie Yanique
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Cultural folklore

The author works in cultural folklore throughout the novel, specifically stories of the Duene people and the Anancy genre of Caribbean folklore. While only folklore of the Duene people are laid out in detail, the narrator makes sure to tell the reader that at different points in the novel, different characters share their versions of Caribbean folklore.

The significance of these stories to the meta-narrative of "Land of Love and Drowning" lies in the fact that the characters are both solid in and struggle with their identity. Since the folklore told is a significant part of Caribbean culture, the stories are part of the characters holding onto their identities as natives of the Virgin Islands.

The Homecoming

The Homecoming is Owen Arthur Bradshaw's ship. Its wreck causes the death of Owen Arthur, which sets in motion for Eeona a long and difficult road of finding...

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