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Soon Come Home to This Island: West Indians in British Children's Literature - Children's Literature and Culture (Hardback)
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Soon Come Home to This Island: West Indians in British Children's Literature - Children's Literature and Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 258 Pages / Published: 17/09/2007
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Soon Come Home to This Island traces the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700 to today. This book challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black British writers. The author examines the varying depictions of West Indian islands and peoples in a wide range of picture books, novels, textbooks, and popular periodicals published over the course of more than 300 years. An excellent resource for any children's literature student or scholar, the book includes a chronological bibliography of primary source material that includes West Indian characters and twenty black-and-white illustrations that chart the changes in visual representations of West Indians over time.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415976305
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Thanks to Karen Sands-O'Connor's seminal study, readers can now learn more about the representations of West Indians and their culture in British children's literature." -- Bookbird, vol. 47, No. 1, 2009

"...the author has produced such an authoritative volume, and one filling a huge hole in our literary knowledge...such extensive and groundbreaking research." -- Children's Literature Association Quarterly

"A welcome addition to the recent body of work on race in children's literature alongside authors like Donnarae McCann, Michelle Martin and Roderick McGillis." --Phyllis Ramage, Wasafiri, No. 60, Winter 2009

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