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History of Black and Asian writing in Britain, 1700-2000
History of Black and Asian writing in Britain, 1700-2000
Innes C. L2002
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Subject: This is the first extended study of black and Asian writing in Britain over the last 250 years. Beginning with authors who arrived as immigrants or slaves in the mid-eighteenth century, Lyn Innes includes a detailed discussion of works that were often enormously popular in their own time but are almost unknown to contemporary readers. Innes's fascinating study reveals a history of vigorous and fertile interaction between black, Asian and white intellectuals and communities, and an enormously rich and varied literary culture which was already in existence before the post-war efflorescence of black and Asian writing. Utilising a wealth of new archival material, Innes examines their work as part of an acceptance of and challenge to British cultural and ideological discourses. This volume offers a rich historical background for understanding contemporary British multicultural society and culture and will be of interest to literary and cultural historians.
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Imprint:
Cambridge 2002 Cambridge University Press
Collation:
308p
ISBN:
0521643279
Dewey class:
AR.2.01INNR820.98914In
Local class:
AR.2.01/INN
Language:
English
BRN:
1836298
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