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.

Die Kunst der Migration

Aktuelle Positionen zum europäisch-afrikanischen Diskurs. Material - Gestaltung - Kritik
Author: Marie-Hélène Gutberlet,Sissy Helff
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839415942
Category: Art
Page: 370
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Entgegen den bekannten »Afrika«-Katastrophenszenarios beschäftigt sich dieses Buch mit der Repräsentation afrikanisch-europäischer Migration aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive. Versammelt sind hier 25 Positionen zu afrikanischen Avantgarden in Kino, zeitgenössischer Kunst, Literatur, digitalen Medien, Architektur und Computerspielen bis hin zu aktuellen Debatten der Medienkritik. Ein gewinnbringendes Buch, das Autoren zu Wort kommen lässt, die sich aus geläufigen Mustern im Umgang mit Afrikabildern hinausbewegen und so dazu ermutigen, afrikanisch-europäische Migration neu und anders zu denken.

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.

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 Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature


Author: David Scott Kastan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0195169212
Category: Literary Collections
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.

Sociology in Perspective


Author: Mark Kirby
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435331603
Category: Sociology
Page: 831
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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

Writing Home

Black Writing in Britain Since the War
Author: David Ellis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838255917
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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When the SS Empire Windrush berthed at Tilbury docks in 1948 with 492 ex-servicemen from the Caribbean, it marked the beginning of the post-war migrations to Britain that would form part of modern, multi-cultural Britain. A significant role in this social transformation would be played by the literary and non-literary output of writers from the Caribbean. These writers in exile were responsible not just for the establishment of the West Indian novel, but, by virtue of their location in the Mother Country, were also the pioneers of black writing in Britain. Over the next fifty years, this writing would come to represent an important body of work intimately aligned to the evolving and contentious notions of 'home' as economic migration became a permanent presence. In this book, David Ellis provides in-depth analyses of six key figures whose writing charts the establishment of black Britain. For Sam Selvon, George Lamming, and E. R. Braithwaite, writing home represents a literature of reappraisal as the myths of empire -- the gold-paved streets of London -- conflict with the harsh realities of being designated an immigrant. The unresolved consequences of this reappraisal are made evident in the works of Andrew Salkey, Wilson Harris, and Linton Kwesi Johnson where radicalism in both political and literary terms can be read as a response to the rejection of the black communities by an increasingly divided Britain in the 1970s. Finally, the novels of Caryl Phillips, Joan Riley, and David Dabydeen mark an increasingly reflective literature as the notion of home shifts more explicitly from the Caribbean to Britain itself. Containing both contextual and biographical information throughout, "Writing Home" represents a literary and social history of the emergence of black Britain in the second half of the twentieth century.

"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.

Die Taugenichtse

Roman
Author: Samuel Selvon
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342343192X
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im »Zentrum der Welt«, so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

Migrations


Author: David Bradby,Maria M. Delgado
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 97
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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 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.

Eine englische Art von Glück

Roman
Author: Andrea Levy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518460238
Category: Jamaicans
Page: 561
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Karibische Leichtigkeit, britischer Humor 1948 mieten sich Gilbert und Hortense, ein junges jamaikanisches Ehepaar, in East Court, dem Armenviertel Londons, ein. Das Haus gehört Queenie, einer attraktiven und mutigen Engländerin, und ihrem Mann Bernard, der traumatisiert aus dem Krieg zurückgekommen ist und sich mit rassistischen Sprüchen wichtig macht. Als Soldat der Royal Air Force hatte Gilbert noch Respekt und Anerkennung im fremden Land gefunden. Jetzt muß er feststellen, daß Glück sich relativ verhält zu den eigenen Erwartungen – eine Einsicht, mit der seine Ehefrau Hortense, eine Lehrerin, sich zunächst nicht zufriedengeben kann.

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.