Maureen Warner-Lewis, 1993–1994 | National Humanities Center

Maureen Warner-Lewis (NHC Fellow, 1993–94)

Project Title

Caribbean African-Language Texts: Translation and Cultural-Linguistic Exegesis

The University of the West Indies, Mona

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1993–94

Maureen Warner-Lewis concentrated on ten embryonic chapters of a book tentatively entitled Koongo, Angola, and the Caribbean. She also worked on several essays: "Posited Kikoongo Origins of Some Portuguese and Spanish Words of the Slave Period," "Affinities between Kikoongo and Caribbean Words and Phrases," "African Languages: Their Place in Creole Linguistics" (presented to a Symposium on The State of African Diaspora Studies held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and "Afro-Caribbean Women across Time and Space" (presented to the Seminar on Women Across Cultures and Through the Ages, sponsored by Salem College and Winston-Salem State University).