In this course learners engage with the works of canonical Caribbean novelists, poets and musicians, who were engaged in the black liberation struggle and used their work to challenge colonialism and its legacy. In addition to interrogating the implications of their different styles of writing, particular attention will be paid to how they combine textual and extra-textual practices to launch political interventions. A key question underlying this course pertains to the kinds of societies postcolonial Caribbean literatures address, critique and set out to creatively imagine.