Writing Black Britain, 1948-1998 : an interdisciplinary anthology / edited by James Procter

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Subjects: English literature--Black authors
Immigrants--Great Britain--Literary collections
West Indian literature (English)--Black authors
Blacks--Great Britain--Literary collections
Blacks--Great Britain--History--Sources
African literature (English)--Great Britain
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 2000
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xv, 338 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Sources and copyright acknowledgements
General introduction: '1948'/'1998' - periodising postwar black Britain 1
Pt. 1. 1948 to late 1960s
Literatures
Colonisation in Reverse / Louis Bennett 16
De Victory Parade / Louise Bennett 17
London Is the Place for Me / Lord Kitchener 19
My Landlady's Too Rude ... / Lord Kitchener 20
Migrant in London / James Berry 20
Roomseeker in London / James Berry 21
London / Nissim Ezekiel 21
Two in London / Wole Soyinka 23
Letter from England / Mervyn Morris 26
A Northern City / B. Parthasarathy 27
Finding Piccadilly Circus / Samuel Selvon 27
Eldorado, West One / Samuel Selvon 30
Swans / George Lamming 34
The Emigrants / George Lamming 36
Busman's Blues / Donald Hinds 40
To Sir, with Love / E. R. Braithwaite 45
All About H. Hatterr / G. V. Desani 49
The Emigrants [part I] / Kamau Brathwaite 52
The Middle Passage / V. S. Naipaul 54
Essays and documents
Journey to an Expectation / George Lamming 57
Africans and Afro-Caribbeans: A Personal View / C. L. R. James 60
Colour Bar / Learie Constantine 63
The Caribbean Community in Britain / Claudia Jones 68
Blacks and Crime in Postwar Britain / Paul Gilroy 71
Black to Front and Black Again / Barnor Hesse 78
Reconstruction Work: Images of Postwar Black Settlement / Stuart Hall 82
Pt. 2. late 1960s to mid-1980s
Nock Nock Oo Nock E Nock / Jimi Rand 98
Notting Hill Carnival, 1975 / Andrew Salkey 99
May the Force Be With You / Marsha Prescod 100
Yuh Her Bout? / Valerie Bloom 101
Five Nights of Bleeding / Linton Kwesi Johnson 102
Dread Beat an Blood / Linton Kwesi Johnson 104
Wat About di Workin Claas / Linton Kwesi Johnson 105
Call It What Yu Like / Benjamin Zephaniah 106
A Mugger's Game / E. A. Markham 109
Crossing the Fence / E. A. Markham 109
Skanking Englishman between Trains / Grace Nichols 110
Two Old Black Men on a Leicester Square Park Bench / Grace Nichols 111
The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping / Grace Nichols 112
Living in Earls Court / Shiva Naipaul 113
Iqbal Cafe / Farrukh Dhondy 121
Black Teacher / Beryl Gilroy 132
In the Ditch / Buchi Emecheta 139
Black Marsden / Wilson Harris 143
Britain's Gulags / A. Sivanandan 149
Notting Hill Carnival: 'De Road is de Stage de Stage is de Road" / Nwesi Owusu 154
Reggae, Rastas and Rudies / Dick Hebdige 161
The Caribbean Artists Movement / Kamau Brathwaite 167
Policing the Crisis / Stuart Hall, C. Critcher, T. Jefferson 170
White Woman Listen! ... / Hazel Carby 177
It's Not Like Asian Ladies to Answer Back / Amrit Wilson 184
Pt. 3. mid-1980s to late 1990s
Coming Over / Caryl Phillips 196
Home / Fred D'Aguiar 200
Domestic Flight / Fred D'Aguiar 201
So You Think I Am a Mule? / Jackie Kay 202
In My Country / Jackie Kay 204
Arrival 1946 / Moniza Alvi 204
Visiting Yorkshire - Again / Merle Collins 204
When Britain Had its GREAT / Merle Collins 206
London Taxi Driver / David Dabydeen 207
Coolie Odyssey / David Dabydeen 208
Long Road to Nowhere / Amryl Johnson 212
Riddym Ravings (The Mad Woman's Poem) / Jean Binta Breeze 219
A Hidden History / Ben Okri 222
We're Not Jews / Hanif Kureishi 228
Yardie / Victor Headley 236
Cassandra and the Viaduct / Rukshana Ahmad 240
Finding My Voice / Meera Syal 252
Windrush Welcome / John Agard 256
Uncle Mo Mo Steps Out / John Agard 257
Remember the Ship / John Agard 258
What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us / Benjamin Zephaniah 259
The Handsworth Songs Letters / Salman Rushdie, Stuart Hall, Darcus Howe 261
New Ethnicities / Stuart Hall 265
De Margin and de Centre / Isaac Julien, Kobena Mercer 275
Back to my Routes: A Postscript to the 1980s / Kobena Mercer 285
Black Feminism: The Politics of Articulation / Pratibha Parmar 293
How Newness Enters the World: Postmodern Space, Postcolonial Times and the Trials of Cultural Translation / Homi Bhabha 300
Cruciality and the Frog's Perspective: An Agenda of Difficulties for the Black Art Movement in Britain / Paul Gilroy 307
Chronology 321
Bibliography 324
Index 333
Additional Authors: Procter, James
Notes: LCCN: 99049700
ISBN: 071905382X (pbk.)
ISBN: 0719053811
Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-332) and index
OCLC Number: 42476770
ISBN/ISSN: 071905382X
0719053811