Black writing in Britain


Essay question: ‘Define ‘black writing in Britain’ according to the subjects or themes, form and style and political and/or cultural messages in four or more texts.

Texts to use: listed below
Buchi Emecheta, Second-Class Citizen (Heinemann, 1994)
Bernardine Evaristo, Mr Loverman (Hamish Hamilton, 2013)
Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River (Vintage, 2006)
Helen Oyeyemi, The Opposite House (Bloomsbury, 2007)
James Procter, Writing Black Britain: An Interdisciplinary Anthology (Manchester University Press, 2000)
Samuel Selvon, The Lonely Londoners (Penguin, 2006)
Zadie Smith, White Teeth (Penguin, 2001)

Below some films to make reference to:
Horace Ove, dir. Pressure
Franco Rosso, dir. Babylon
Destiny Ekaragha, dir., Gone Too Far!
Menelik Shabazz, dir. Burning an Illusion [screened on the module]
Destiny Ekaragha, dir. ‘Tight Jeans’; ‘The Park’; ‘The Future WAGS of Great Britain’ (SHORT FILMS available online)