Postcolonial Poetry in English

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1Poetry and postcoloniality3
1.1 Terms, contexts, and perspectives3
1.2 English in Britain: assimilation and resistance14
1.3 Local themes, global applications23
2Back to the future29
2.1 English as a 'foreign anguish': Nourbese Philip29
2.2 'no darkie baby in this house': Jackie Kay37
2.3 'the invisible mending of the heart': Ingrid de Kok44
3South Asia and Southeast Asia55
3.1 Macaulay's minutemen55
3.2 The Indian subcontinent58
3.3 Southeast Asia73
4The Caribbean80
4.1 Colonization and hybridity80
4.2 Poetry and place89
4.3 Poetry as performance: Caribbean orality95
5Black Africa105
5.1 From colony to nation in Africa105
5.2 The cost of protest111
5.3 The ambivalence of cultural nationalism123


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