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Contexts and intertexts

Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780719082757
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703250 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0001
Contexts and intertexts

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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 transatlantic slave trade, and studies the ways where their return to this past may illuminate current issues in Britain today. This chapter also looks at the history of racism in Britain, introduces the term ‘black British literature’, and discusses each of the authors in detail.

Keywords: slavery; Caryl Phillips; David Dabydeen; Fred D'Aguiar; transatlantic slave trade; racism; black British literature

Chapter.  8257 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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