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Beyond WindrushRethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature$
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J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628464757

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001

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Introduction: Looking Beyond Windrush

Introduction: Looking Beyond Windrush

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Beyond Windrush

J. Dillon Brown

Leah Reade Rosenberg

University Press of Mississippi

The term “Windrush” has become a potent signifier in scholars’ understanding of both British and Anglophone Caribbean cultural history. It finds its etymology in the SS Empire Windrush—a ship that carried almost 500 West Indians to England in 1948 (including, famously, the calypsonian Lord Kitchener) and thus inaugurated the large-scale postwar migration from the region to Britain—but its import resonates well beyond this now legendary historical watershed....

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