Beyond Windrush : rethinking postwar Anglophone Caribbean literature / edited by J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg
- Jackson [Mississippi] : University Press of Mississippi, 
- Physical Description:
- vii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Brown, J. Dillon, 1971- and Rosenberg, Leah
- Machine generated contents note: pt. One Negotiating National Belonging -- Indianness and Nationalism in the Windrush Era / Lisa Outar -- Contradictory Omens: Repatriation and Resistance in Ismith Khan's The Jumbie Bird / Atreyee Phukan -- Between Windrush and Wolfenden: Class Crossings and Queer Desire in Andrew Salkey's Postwar London / Nadia Ellis -- pt. Two Genre and Gender -- Rescripting Anglophone Caribbean Women's Literary History: Gender, Genre, and Lost Caribbean Voices / Alison Donnell -- "Neither Pathological nor Perfect": Joyce Gladwell's Late Autobiographical Challenge to the Windrush Generation / Donette Francis -- Elma Napier's Literary Sense of Place / Evelyn O'Callaghan -- pt. Three The Politics of Literary Production and Reception -- The BBC's Caribbean Voices and Its "Critics' Circle": Radio Criticism and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature / Glyne A. Griffith -- John Hearne's Plantation Fantasy / Kate Houlden -- John Hearne: Beyond the Plantation / Kim Robinson-Walcott -- pt. Four Alternate Geographies -- Kingston Calling: Mais's Paris, 1954 / Faith Smith -- Marie Chauvet and the Writer's Exile from the Postcolonial Public Sphere / Raphael Dalleo -- Beyond Windrush and the Original Black Atlantic Routes: Austin Clarke, Race, and Canada's Influence on Anglophone Caribbean Literature / Michael A. Bucknor -- Federated Ocean States: Archipelagic Visions of the Third World at Midcentury / Michelle A. Stephens.
- "This edited collection challenges a long sacrosanct paradigm. Since the establishment of Caribbean literary studies, scholars have exalted an elite cohort of émigré novelists based in postwar London, a group often referred to as "the Windrush writers" in tribute to the SS Empire Windrush, whose 1948 voyage from Jamaica inaugurated large-scale Caribbean migration to London. In critical accounts this group is typically reduced to the canonical troika of V. S. Naipaul, George Lamming, and Sam Selvon, effectively treating these three authors as the tradition's founding fathers. These "founders" have been properly celebrated for producing a complex, anticolonial, nationalist literature. However, their canonization has obscured the great diversity of postwar Caribbean writers, producing an enduring but narrow definition of West Indian literature. Beyond Windrush stands out as the first book to reexamine and redefine the writing of this crucial era. Its fourteen original essays make clear that in the 1950s there was already a wide spectrum of West Indian men and women--Afro-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean, and white-creole--who were writing, publishing, and even painting. Many lived in the Caribbean and North America, rather than London. Moreover, these writers addressed subjects overlooked in the more conventionally conceived canon, including topics such as queer sexuality and the environment. This collection offers new readings of canonical authors (Lamming, Roger Mais, and Andrew Salkey); hitherto marginalized authors (Ismith Khan, Elma Napier, and John Hearne); and commonly ignored genres (memoir, short stories, and journalism). "--
- 9781628464757 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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