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Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses slavery in the context of the works of Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar. It considers these writers' differing representation of Britain's involvement in the ... More


Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Abigail Ward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Slavery is a recurring subject in works by the contemporary British writers Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar, yet their return to this past arises from an urgent need to understand ... More


‘Cane is a Slaver’: Sugar Men and Sugar Women in Postcolonial Caribbean Poetry

in Slaves to Sweetness: British and Caribbean Literatures of Sugar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311840
eISBN:
9781846315701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315701.006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes two collections of poems by Guyanese-born authors: Grace Nichols' I is a Long Memoried Woman (1983) and David Dabydeen's Slave Song (1984). Nichols' work negates the utopian ... More


Captain Thistlewood's Jacobite: Reading the Caribbean in Scotland's Historiography of Slavery

Joseph Jackson

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the interpretive ambit of James Robertson's Joseph Knight, reading it alongside another prominent text in postcolonial ‘slave fiction’, David Dabydeen's A Harlot's Progress. As ... More


Ananda Devi as Writer and Translator: In interview with Julia Waters

Ananda Devi and Julia Waters

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

These excerpts from written exchanges between Julia Waters and Ananda Devi offer valuable insights into the translation and publishing processes from the point of view of an author who is also a ... More


Beautiful Remnants, Brutal Remains: Dwelling on the Melancholy Archive

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter analyzes David Dabydeen’s A Harlot’s Progress and Fred D’Aguiar’s Feeding the Ghost in relation to the way in which recent scholars of the African Atlantic have wrestled with the ... More


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