Black Writing in Britain
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
British Studies, English, Literature
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
This module will examine a selection of works (from slave narratives to dub/rap/performance poetry)
by black (African, Caribbean and Asian) poets and novelists published in Britain from the 1780s
to the present day. Drawing on contemporary cultural, post-colonial and feminist theories, this
module focuses on the ways in which authors such as Olaudah Equiano, Edward Brathwaite, Hanif Kureishi,
Jackie Kay and Patience Agbabi present their views on British society in the context of immigration,
assimilation and cultural difference.
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
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