Writing Black Britain, 1948-98: An Interdisciplinary Anthology

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The first anthology of its kind, this timely collection brings together a diverse range of black British literatures, essays and documents from across the post-war period within a single volume. Spanning half a century, this rich archive of representations includes South Asian, African and Caribbean cultural production by both leading and lesser-known artists, critics and commentators.

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Overview

The first anthology of its kind, this timely collection brings together a diverse range of black British literatures, essays and documents from across the post-war period within a single volume. Spanning half a century, this rich archive of representations includes South Asian, African and Caribbean cultural production by both leading and lesser-known artists, critics and commentators.

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This unique anthology encompasses Black British literatures (poems, stories, essays and documents) by well- and lesser-known African, Caribbean, and South Asian authors. The 79 selections, divided into three time periods, are introduced by Procter (English studies, U. of Stirling). Includes a chronology of key moments, movements, and publications. Distributed in the US by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719053825
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.43 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

James Proctor is Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

General introduction
• Section I: 1948 - Late 1960s; Contributors: Louise Bennett, Lord Kitchener, James Berry, Nissim Bzekiel, Wole Soyinka, Mervyn Morris, B. Parthasarathy, Samuel Selvon, Learie Constantine, Claudia Jones, Paul Gilroy, Barnor Hesse, Stuart Hall
• Section II: Late 1960s - Mid 1980s; Contributors: Jimi Rand, Andrew Salkey, Marsha Prescod, George Lamming, Donald Hinds, E.R. Braithwaite, G.V. Desani, Kamau Braithwaite, V.S. Naipaul, C.L.R. James, Learie Constantine, Valerie Bloom, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Benjamin Zephaniah, E.A. Markham, Grace Nichols, Shiva Naipaul, Farrukh Dhondy, Buchi Emecheta, Wilson Harris
• Section III: Mid 1980s - Late 1998; Contributors: A. Sivanandan, Kwesi Owusu, Dick Hebdige, Kamau Brathwaite, Stuart Hall, C. Crichter, T. Jefferson, J. Clarke, B.R. Berts, Hazel Carby, Amrit Wilson, Caryl Phillips, Fred D'Aguiar, Jackie Kay, Moniza Alvi, Merle Collins, David Dabydeen, Amryl Johnson, Jean Binta Breeze, Ben Okri, Hanif Kureishi, Victor Headley, Rukshana Ahmad, Meera Syal, John Agard, Benjamin Zephaniah, Salman Rushdie, Stuart Hall, Darcus Howe, Isaac Julien, Kobena Mercer, Pratibha Parmar, Homi Bhabha, Paul Gilroy
• Chronology

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