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ERIC Number: EJ1128680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Textual Transformations in Contemporary Black Writing in Britain
Dhouib, Jawhar Ahmed
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v5 n2 p120-126 Apr 2014
While the first wave of Caribbean immigrant writers brilliantly explored race-related issues, black Britons like Andrea Levy, Zadie Smith and Caryl Phillips, among others, have sought to depart from earlier fiction, motivated in their project by the changing white face of Britain. In this article, I would like to argue that cultural change in Britain has deeply influenced literary production and has, consequently, laid the ground for a series of textual transformations. To capture instances of creative excess in contemporary black writing in Britain, I will bring under examination Caryl Phillips's (2009) novel "In the Falling Snow." My intention is to show to what extent Phillips's work surpasses the "noose of race" and already-familiar representations of multicultural Britain to celebrate a "post-racial" society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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