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:. Sam Selvon Salman Rushdie George Lamming Hanif Kureishi Stuart Hall Linton Kwesi Johnson Caryl Phillips Paul Gilroy Meera Syal Kobena Mercer James Berry E. R. Braithwaite Wilson Harris Farrukh Dhondy V. S. Naipaul Ben Okri Wole Soyinka Hazel Carby Kamau Braithwaite Isaac Julien C. L. R. James Dick Hebdige A. Sivanandan Buchi Emecheta Louise Bennett Grace Nichols Jackie Kay. Directed at a truly interdisciplinary market, accommodating popular and 'high' cultural materials from across the disciplines of literature, film, photography, history, sociology, politics, Marxism, feminism, cultural and communications studies. Situated and contextualised within accessible historical and cultural frameworks and incorporating lucid introductions, a detailed chronology and extensive bibliography.
Publisher: Manchester University Press