Black British Writing

Title

Black British Writing

Format

Book

Book Title

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

Editor

David Scott Kastan

Files

Description

Black British writing is a category, and a concept, that has come into its own only since the 1980s, despite the fact that black people have been living and writing in Britain for hundreds of years. To talk today about “black British writing”—as opposed to “black writing in Britain”—is, first, to point to the existence of a substantial body of work in various genres and, second, to place a frame around such work that identifies Britishness as one of its defining characteristics. The idea of black British writing expands traditional concepts of British literature and identity, raising questions about both what it means to be British and what it means to be black in a British context.

ISBN

978-0195169218

Publication Date

3-3-2006

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

Oxford, UK

Keywords

British Literature, Black Writing

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles