An interview with Mayra Rivera: Postcolonial women's writing and material religion
Rivera M, Jasper A & Darroch F (2021) An interview with Mayra Rivera: Postcolonial women's writing and material religion. Literature and Theology, 35 (4), pp. 383-395. https://doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frab025
In this interview, Mayra Rivera talks about her own journey with literature and theology and what this relationship means to her. She talks about the distinct role that literature plays in a postcolonial context, and its ability to articulate painful losses, histories, as well as economic and environmental realities, with a particular focus on the Caribbean and South America, and the work of Sylvia Wynter, Edwidge Danticat, Mayra Santos Febres, Édouard Glissant, amongst others. This storytelling is often deeply theological and material. The nature of this entanglement, between storytelling, theology, materiality, and post/neo/de-colonialism, is explored in heartfelt detail.
Literature and Theology: Volume 35, Issue 4
|Publication date online||15/01/2022|
|Date accepted by journal||15/01/2022|