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The Cambridge companion to British Black and Asian literature (1945-2010)

Author: Deirdre Osborne
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This Companion offers a comprehensive account of the influence of contemporary British Black and Asian writing in British culture. While there are a number of anthologies covering Black and Asian literature, there is no volume that comparatively addresses fiction, poetry, plays and performance, and provides critical accounts of the qualities and impact within one book. It charts the distinctive Black and Asian

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Englisch; Schwarze
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre Osborne
ISBN: 9781107139244 1107139244 9781316504802 1316504808
OCLC Number: 951507197
Description: xxi, 299 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Deirdre Osborne --
Part I. Traces and Routes: 1. 1940s-1970s / Susheila Nasta ; 2. British Black and Asian writing since 1980 / Chris Weedon --
Part II. Translocations and Transformations: 3. Liberationist political poetics / Birgit Neumann ; 4. Women's fiction and literary (self- ) determination / Pallavi Rastogi ; 5. Brutalised lives and brutalist realism: Black British urban fiction (1990s-2000s) / Modhumita Roy ; 6. Stages of representation / D. Keith Peacock --
Part III. Restorations and Renovations: 7. Recalibrating the past: the rise of Black British historical fiction / James Procter; 8. Black women subjects in auto/biographical discourse / Suzanne Scafe; 9. British Black and Asian LGBTQ writing / Kanika Batra ; 10. The poetics and politics of spoken word poetry / Corinne Fowler ; 11. Post-colonial plurality in fiction / Malachi McIntosh --
Part IV. National, International, Trans-global: 12. 'Adoption aesthetics' / John McLeod ; 13. Genre crossings: rewriting 'the lyric' in Black British poetry / Romana Huk ; 14. 'Other' voices and the British literary canon / Bénédicte Ledent ; 15. Critical outlooks / Paul Warmington.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Deirdre Osborne.


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