Critical overview and conclusion

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:
Critical overview and conclusion

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This chapter summarises some of the most significant trends in the critical approaches to the work of Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar. It then emphasises important points made throughout the study. It notes that slavery has been overlooked in received historical narratives of Britain, and that the texts of these three writers that were studied in this book have tried to redress the silence surrounding slavery and show why it is important that this past is not forgotten.

Keywords: significant trends; critical approaches; slavery; historical narratives; silence

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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