Aiming to show that the "mongrelization" of Britain and British literature began well before the second half of the 20th century, this selection incorporates 18th-century black writers with direct experience of the slave trade, such as Ignatius Sancho and Olaudah Equiano. It also looks at white writers whose accident of birth took place in a British colony, resulting in a similar sense of ambivalence, whether in the jingoism of a Rudyard Kipling or the social commitment of a George Orwell. And it reflects the emergence of a ...

Extravagant Strangers 1998, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679781547

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Extravagant Strangers 1998, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571192403