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Mi Revalueshanary Fren

Author : Linton Kwesi Johnson
ISBN : 9781619321571
Genre : Poetry
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“Few poets of the last thirty years have approached his diversity of formal innovations; few have communicated so intensively via performances and recordings, as often as not with integral musical settings; and few have proved so effective politically… a living modern classic for real.” —London Magazine “You can just hear the reggae drumbeat as his verse vacillates among fire, anger, fear, profound loss, and victory.” —Savoy Magazine, January 2007 “The man writes some of the most moving poetry to be found in popular music.—David Bowie in Vanity Fair “His observations are the rich fruits of both a lyrical childhood on a Jamaican farm, and his bottled anger on the streets of London. During his teenage years in Brixton, Johnson witnessed serial episodes of racial abuse and joined the Black Panthers movement in protest. There, he learned his history and culture, but found his own outlet.”—Caroline Frost, BBC Four Linton Kwesi Johnson is the most influential black poet in Britain. The author of five previous collections of poetry and numerous record albums, he is known worldwide for his fusion of lyrical verse and reggae. Much of his work is written in the street Creole of the Caribbean communities in which he grew up in England. Mi Revalueshanary Fren includes all of his best-known poems, which concern racism and politics, personal experience, philosophy, and the art of music, among other things. Contains a full-length CD of Johnson reading.
Category: Poetry

Apartheid And Anti Apartheid In Western Europe

Author : Knud Andresen
ISBN : 9783030532840
Genre : History
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This edited collection examines how Western European countries have responded and been influenced by the apartheid system in South Africa. The debate surrounding apartheid in South Africa underwent a shift in the second half of the 20th century, with long held positive, racist European opinions of white South Africans slowly declining since decolonisation in the 1960s, and the increase in the importance of human rights in international politics. While previous studies have approached this question in the context of national histories, more or less detached from each other, this edited collection offers a broader insight into the transnational and entangled histories of Western European and South African societies. The contributors use exemplary case studies to trace the change of perception, covering a plurality of reactions in different societies and spheres: from the political and social, to the economic and cultural. At the same time, the collection emphasizes the interconnections of those reactions to what has been called the last ‘overtly racist regime’ (George Frederickson) of the twentieth century.
Category: History

Audible Empire

Author : Ronald Radano
ISBN : 9780822374947
Genre : Music
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Audible Empire rethinks the processes and mechanisms of empire and shows how musical practice has been crucial to its spread around the globe. Music is a means of comprehending empire as an audible formation, and the contributors highlight how it has been circulated, consumed, and understood through imperial logics. These fifteen interdisciplinary essays cover large swaths of genre, time, politics, and geography, and include topics such as the affective relationship between jazz and cigarettes in interwar China; the sonic landscape of the U.S.– Mexico border; the critiques of post-9/11 U.S. empire by desi rappers; and the role of tonality in the colonization of Africa. Whether focusing on Argentine tango, theorizing anticolonialist sound, or examining the music industry of postapartheid South Africa, the contributors show how the audible has been a central component in the creation of imperialist notions of reason, modernity, and culture. In doing so, they allow us to hear how empire is both made and challenged. Contributors: Kofi Agawu, Philip V. Bohlman. Michael Denning, Brent Hayes Edwards, Nan Enstad, Andrew Jones, Josh Kun, Morgan Luker, Jairo Moreno, Tejumola Olaniyan, Marc Perry, Ronald Radano, Nitasha Sharma, Micol Seigel, Gavin Steingo, Penny Von Eschen, Amanda Weidman.
Category: Music

A Transnational Poetics

Author : Jahan Ramazani
ISBN : 0226703371
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous—“stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot’s phrase, or “the most provincial of the arts,” according to W. H. Auden. But in A Transnational Poetics, Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination—in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post–World War II North America and the North Atlantic; and in ethnic American, postcolonial, and black British writing. Cross-cultural exchange and influence are, he argues, among the chief engines of poetic development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Reexamining the work of a wide array of poets, from Eliot, Yeats, and Langston Hughes to Elizabeth Bishop, Lorna Goodison, and Agha Shahid Ali, Ramazani reveals the many ways in which modern and contemporary poetry in English overflows national borders and exceeds the scope of national literary paradigms. Through a variety of transnational templates—globalization, migration, travel, genre, influence, modernity, decolonization, and diaspora—he discovers poetic connection and dialogue across nations and even hemispheres.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132680849
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Bridges Across Chasms

Author : Bénédicte Ledent
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122240968
Genre : Caribbean literature (English)
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Category: Caribbean literature (English)

The Oxford Companion To Black British History

Author : David Dabydeen
ISBN : IND:30000127336471
Genre : History
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A unique A-Z guide to the history of black people in the British Isles from classical times to the present day. With entries for landmark figures (e.g. Mary Seacole, Crimean nurse), key events (the Brixton Riots), concepts (Emancipation), and historical accounts. Wide-ranging coverage from medicine and warfare to art, music, sport, and education.
Category: History

The Fader

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ISBN : UOM:39015066041974
Genre : Hip-hop
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Category: Hip-hop

Tings An Times

Author : Linton Kwesi Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015032277819
Genre : English poetry
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Category: English poetry

The London Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114605426
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Poets Writers

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131558517
Genre : Authors, American
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Category: Authors, American

New Statesman Society

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ISBN : NWU:35556021787718
Genre : Great Britain
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Tell It Like It Is

Author : Brian Richardson
ISBN : UOM:39015066802938
Genre : Education
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34 years ago Grenadian scholar Bernard Coard caused a social and political storm by telling it how it was in his seminal study How the West Indian Child is Made Educationally Sub-Normal in the British School System. Not only did he expose the plight of Black children in the education system, he also kick-started the Supplementary Schools System and many of the anti-racist and multi-cultural policies of the 1970s and 80s. Three decades on, our schools are still failing Black children. Tell it Like It Is brings the debate firmly into the 21st century.
Category: Education

Bomb

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ISBN : UCSD:31822030114839
Genre : Arts, Latin American
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Category: Arts, Latin American

The Broadview Anthology Of British Literature

Author : Joseph Black
ISBN : IND:30000109886014
Genre : Literary Collections
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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations throughout, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials, offering additional perspectives both on individual texts and on larger social and cultural developments. Innovative, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature embodies a consistently fresh approach to the study of literature and literary history. The full Broadview Anthology of British Literature comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible at www.broadviewpress.com/BABL by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. The six individual bound volumes are also available in any combination at special package prices. Highlights of Volume 1: The Medieval Period include: Roy Liuzza's acclaimed translation of Beowulf, along with new translations by Liuzza of many other works of Old English poetry and prose; a powerful new verse translation of Judith by Stephen Glosecki; new translations of some of the Lais of Marie de France by Claire Waters; and newly edited texts of eight of The Canterbury Tales, supplemented by a wide variety of contextual materials.
Category: Literary Collections

The Columbia Granger S Index To Poetry In Anthologies

Author : Tessa Kale
ISBN : UOM:39015067701568
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Features 85,000 classic and contemporary poems by 12,000 poets. This work covers such anthologies as "The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry"; "The Oxford Book of American Poetry"; "The New Anthology of American Poetry", "The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry"; and "The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature."
Category: Literary Criticism

British And Irish Poets

Author : William Stewart
ISBN : UOM:39015074283097
Genre : Poetry
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From John Abbot to Benjamin Zephaniah, this reference book contains information on 1,270 poets from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Writing over a 1500 year period, the featured poets are representative of periods from the Old English era to the Post-Modern age.
Category: Poetry