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Writing Black Britain, 1948-98 : An Interdisciplinary Anthology - James Procter

Writing Black Britain, 1948-98

An Interdisciplinary Anthology

By: James Procter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th July 2000
ISBN: 9780719053825
Number Of Pages: 360

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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.

List of illustrationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Sources and copyright acknowledgementsp. xii
General introduction: '1948'/'1998'--periodising postwar black Britainp. 1
1948 to late 1960s
Introductionp. 13
Literatures
Colonisation in Reversep. 16
De Victory Paradep. 17
London Is the Place for Mep. 19
My Landlady's Too Rude...p. 20
Migrant in Londonp. 20
Roomseeker in Londonp. 21
Londonp. 21
Two in Londonp. 23
Letter from Englandp. 26
A Northern Cityp. 27
Finding Piccadilly Circusp. 27
Eldorado, West Onep. 30
Swansp. 34
The Emigrantsp. 36
Busman's Bluesp. 40
To Sir, with Lovep. 45
All About H. Hatterrp. 49
The Emigrants [part I]p. 52
The Middle Passagep. 54
Essays and documents
Journey to an Expectationp. 57
Africans and Afro-Caribbeans: A Personal Viewp. 60
Colour Barp. 63
The Caribbean Community in Britainp. 68
Blacks and Crime in Postwar Britainp. 71
Black to Front and Black Againp. 78
Reconstruction Work: Images of Postwar Black Settlementp. 82
Late 1960s to mid-1980s
Introductionp. 95
Literatures
Nock Nock Oo Nock E Nockp. 98
Notting Hill Carnival, 1975p. 99
May the Force Be With Youp. 100
Yuh Hear Bout?p. 101
Five Nights of Bleedingp. 102
Dread Beat an Bloodp. 104
Wat About di Workin Claasp. 105
Call It What Yu Likep. 106
A Mugger's Gamep. 109
Crossing the Fencep. 109
Skanking Englishman between Trainsp. 110
Two Old Black Men on a Leicester Square Park Benchp. 111
The Fat Black Woman Goes Shoppingp. 112
Living in Earls Courtp. 113
Iqbal Cafep. 121
Black Teacherp. 132
In the Ditchp. 139
Black Marsdenp. 143
Essays and documents
Britain's Gulagsp. 149
Notting Hill Carnival: 'De Road is de Stage de Stage is de Road'p. 154
Reggae, Rastas and Rudiesp. 161
The Caribbean Artists Movementp. 167
Policing the Crisisp. 170
White Woman Listen!p. 177
It's Not Like Asian Ladies to Answer Backp. 184
Mid-1980s to late 1990s
Introductionp. 193
Literatures
Coming Overp. 196
Homep. 200
Domestic Flightp. 201
So You Think I Am a Mule?p. 202
In My Countryp. 204
Arrival 1946p. 204
Visiting Yorkshire - Againp. 204
When Britain Had its GREATp. 206
London Taxi Driverp. 207
Coolie Odysseyp. 208
Long Road to Nowherep. 212
Riddym Ravings (The Mad Woman's Poem)p. 219
A Hidden Historyp. 222
We're Not Jewsp. 228
Yardiep. 236
Cassandra and the Viaductp. 240
Finding My Voicep. 252
Windrush Welcomep. 256
Uncle Mo Mo Steps Outp. 257
Remember the Shipp. 258
What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Usp. 259
Essays and documents
The Handsworth Songs Lettersp. 261
New Ethnicitiesp. 265
De Margin and de Centrep. 275
Back to my Routes: A Postscript to the 1980sp. 285
Black Feminism: The Politics of Articulationp. 293
How Newness Enters the World: Postmodern Space, Postcolonial Times and the Trials of Cultural Translationp. 300
Cruciality and the Frog's Perspective: An Agenda of Difficulties for the Black Arts Movement in Britainp. 307
Chronologyp. 321
Bibliographyp. 324
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780719053825
ISBN-10: 071905382X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 6th July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.48

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