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The Cambridge companion to British Black and Asian literature (1945-2010) / edited by Deirdre Osborne (Goldsmiths, University of London UK).

  • New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
xxi, 298 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm.
Cambridge companions to literature. [More in this series]
Summary note:
  • "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 voices within the body of British writing and examines the creative and cultural impact that African, Caribbean and South Asian writers have had on British literature. It analyzes literary works from a broad range of genres, while also covering performance writing and non-fiction. It offers pertinent historical context throughout, and new critical perspectives on such key themes as multiculturalism and evolving cultural identities in contemporary British literature. This Companion explores race, politics, gender, sexuality, identity, amongst other key literary themes in Black and Asian British literature. It will serve as a key resource for scholars, graduates, teachers and students alike"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "Post-World War II mass migration to Great Britain altered its demographic composition more markedly than in any other period in its history, resulting in a modern multicultural nation state shaped by the ethnic diversity of its citizenry. Populations from African, Caribbean, and South Asian locations arriving in Britain post-war brought diasporic sensibilities and literary heritages that have profoundly transformed British national culture, leading to a more complex and inclusive sense of its past. The Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010) examines the creative impact of this rich infusion upon English literature against the backdrop of the seismic social and economic changes triggered by colonialism and migration, multiculturalism, and contemporary globalization"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-275) and index.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other title(s):
British Black and Asian literature (1945-2010)
  • 9781107139244 ((hardback))
  • 1107139244 ((hardback))
  • 9781316504802 ((paperback))
  • 1316504808 ((paperback))
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