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Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg


The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London single-handedly produced Anglophone Caribbean literature and broadens our understanding of Caribbean and Black British literary history. Writers of this cohort, often reduced to George Lamming, V.S. Naipaul, and Sam Sevlon, are referred to “the Windrush writers,” in tribute to the S.S. Empire Windrush, whose 1948 voyage from Jamaica inaugurated the large-scale Caribbean migration to London. They have been pro ... More

Keywords: Anglophone Caribbean literature, Windrush, Black British literature, Indo-Caribbean writing, Canonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628464757
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Dillon Brown, editor
Washington University

Leah Reade Rosenberg, editor
University of Florida

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Introduction: Looking Beyond Windrush

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg

Part One Negotiating National Belonging

Part Two Genre and Gender

Part Three The Politics of Literary Production and Reception

John Hearne: Beyond the Plantation

Kim Robinson-Walcott

Part Four Alternate Geographies

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