Empire Windrush

Fifty Years of Writing about Black Britain

Author: Onyekachi Wambu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753808399

Category: Blacks

Page: 443

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In 1948, the SS Empire Windrush, carrying hundreds of young men and women from the Caribbean, docked in Southampton. The ship's arrival signalled the beginning of a mass migration which was to have profound effects on Britain for the next 50 years. This anthology charts those 50 years.

Writing Black Britain 1948-1998

An Interdisciplinary Anthology

Author: James Procter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719053825

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 338

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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.

Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture

Author: Alison Donnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134700253

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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The Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture is the first comprehensive reference book to provide multidisciplinary coverage of the field of black cultural production in Britain. The publication is of particular value because despite attracting growing academic interest in recent years, this field is still often subject to critical and institutional neglect. For the purpose of the Companion, the term 'black' is used to signify African, Caribbean and South Asian ethnicities, while at the same time addressing the debates concerning notions of black Britishness and cultural identity. This single volume Companion covers seven intersecting areas of black British cultural production since 1970: writing, music, visual and plastic arts, performance works, film and cinema, fashion and design, and intellectual life. With entries on distinguished practitioners, key intellectuals, seminal organizations and concepts, as well as popular cultural forms and local activities, the Companion is packed with information and suggestions for further reading, as well as offering a wide lens on the events and issues that have shaped the cultural interactions and productions of black Britain over the last thirty years. With a range of specialist advisors and contributors, this work promises to be an invaluable sourcebook for students, researchers and academics interested in exploring the diverse, complex and exciting field of black cultural forms in postcolonial Britain.

Windrush

The Irresistible Rise of Multi-racial Britain

Author: Mike Phillips,Trevor Phillips

Publisher: Harpercollins Canada

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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Offers a historical look at the integration of Great Britain

Black British Literature

Novels of Transformation

Author: Mark Stein

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 081420984X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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In this fascinating book, Mark Stein examines black British literature, centering on a body of work created by British-based writers with African, South Asian, or Caribbean cultural backgrounds. Linking black British literature to the bildungsroman genre, this study examines the transformative potential inscribed in and induced by a heterogeneous body of texts. Capitalizing on their plural cultural attachments, these texts portray and purvey the transformation of post-imperial Britain. Stein locates his wide-ranging analysis in both a historical and a literary context. He argues that a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach is essential to understanding post-colonial culture and society. The book relates black British literature to ongoing debates about cultural diversity, and thereby offers a way of reading a highly popular but as yet relatively uncharted field of cultural production. With the collapse of its empire, with large-scale immigration from former colonies, and with ever-increasing cultural diversity, Britain underwent a fundamental makeover in the second half of the twentieth century. This volume cogently argues that black British literature is not only a commentator on and a reflector of this makeover, but that it is simultaneously an agent that is integral to the processes of cultural and social change. Conceptualizing the novel of transformation, this comprehensive study of British black literature provides a compelling analytic framework for charting these processes.

The 1990s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction

Author: Nick Hubble,Philip Tew,Leigh Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474242421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1990s shape contemporary British Fiction? From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the turn of the millennium, the 1990s witnessed a realignment of global politics. Against the changing international scene, this volume uses events abroad and in Britain to examine and explain the changes taking place in British fiction, including: the celebration of national identities, fuelled by the move toward political devolution in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; the literary optimism in urban ethnic fictions written by a new generation of authors, born and raised in Britain; the popularity of neo-Victorian fiction. Critical surveys are balanced by in-depth readings of work by the authors who defined the decade, including A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Caryl Phillips and Irvine Welsh: an approach that illustrates exactly how their key themes and concerns fit within the social and political circumstances of the decade.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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Sociology in Perspective is a major new text for students following courses in AS and A level Sociology. Its fully up-to-date content makes it a suitable resource for discussion of a wide range of contemporary social issues.

"Black" British Aesthetics Today

Author: R. Victoria Arana

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 389

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"Black" British Aesthetics Today is a collection of twenty-four exciting critical and theoretical essays exploring current thinking about the hottest artistic, literary, and critical works now being produced by "black" Britons. This book features a number of chapters by the avant-garde "black" British novelists, poets, and artists themselves. It includes, for instance, aesthetic manifestos by Diran Adebayo, Anthony Joseph, Roshini Kempadoo, Sheree Mack, Valerie Mason-John, and SuAndi as well as key essays by globally renowned critics, including Amna Malik, Kobena Mercer, Lauri Ramey, Roy Sommer, and many others. As a compendium, this book represents a powerfully fresh intellectual current of thought. It provides readers with important insights into contemporary "black" aesthetics, and it includes an array of important clarifications initially voiced at the groundbreaking international symposium that took place on April 8, 2006, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by outstanding new scholars in this burgeoning field of study: e.g., Kevin Etienne-Cummings, Valerie Kaneko Lucas, Michael McMillan, Magdalena Maczynska, Courtney Martin, Jude Okpala, Deirdre Osborne, Koye Oyedeji, Meenakshi Ponnuswami, Sandra Ponzanesi, Andrene M. Taylor, Samera Owusu Tutu, and Tracey Walters. The authors contextualise contemporary "black" British aesthetics in relation to the African, African American, and Postcolonial aesthetic traditions; they explore an exciting array of critical theories, trends of feeling, and lively aesthetic movements thriving today in "black" Britain; and they examine and assess embodied aesthetics at play in a wide range of specific works by today's most brilliant "black" British novelists, poets, photographers, live performance artists, dramatists, architects, musicians, graphic artists, and cinematographers.

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Cultures and Identities

Author: Marta Sofia López

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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A collection of essays, which analyze black diasporic communities and their cultural productions in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom, focusing on women afrosporic writers.

Migrations

Author: David Bradby,Maria M. Delgado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 97

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Author: David Dabydeen,John Gilmore,Cecily Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 592

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A unique A-Z guide to the history of black people in the British Isles from classical times to the present day. With entries for landmark figures (e.g. Mary Seacole, Crimean nurse), key events (the Brixton Riots), concepts (Emancipation), and historical accounts. Wide-ranging coverage from medicine and warfare to art, music, sport, and education.

Snow on sugarcane

the evolution of West Indian poetry in Britain

Author: Ian Andrew Dieffenthaller

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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As recently as the early 1970s, scholars were able to argue conclusively for the existence of West Indian poetry as distinct from the English canon. Because much of its development occurred in Britain, hybridising with British practice was inevitable and this book makes a case for a West Indian British poetry which at first parallels and later becomes distinct from either of its parent bodies, relying instead on a cross-cultural aesthetic that continues to evolve. Early chapters examine the work of Claude McKay, Una Marson and Phyllis Allfrey in tandem with West Indian novels and calypsos of the 1950s and incipient critical practice fronted by Kamau Brathwaite. Subsequent chapters chart the influence of the Caribbean Artists Movement and poets such as John La Rose, Andrew Salkey and Faustin Charles. The politicising of the West Indian British community in the 1970s gave rise to the work of Linton Kwesi Johnson and -~dub' poetry. It also initiated the concept of -~black Britain,' which continues to obscure developments in West Indian British poetry into the twenty-first century. Later chapters examine these developments and chronicle the literary strategies of poets such as E. A. Markham, John Agard, James Berry, Fred D'Aguiar, Amryl Johnson and Grace Nichols, who along with poets from a non-West Indian heritage enrich the new hybrid voice and ensure its continued existence. In History of the Voice, Kamau Brathwaite questioned the cultural basis of West Indian children in the 1950s who wrote of snow falling on cane fields. It is in West Indian British poetry that such collisions are made possible -" and culturally viable.

The Oxford English Literary History: 1948-2000 : the internationalization of English literature

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers.

London calling

how Black and Asian writers imagined a city

Author: Sukhdev Sandhu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

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The Oxford encyclopedia of British literature

Author: David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195169218

Category: Fiction

Page: 2656

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A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.