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West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Bill Schwarz


Caribbean migration to Britain brought many new things—new music, new foods, new styles. It brought new ways of thinking too. This book explores the intellectual ideas that the West Indians brought with them to Britain. It shows that, for more than a century, West Indians living in Britain developed a dazzling intellectual critique of the codes of Imperial Britain. Chapters discuss the influence of, amongst others, C. L. R. James, Una Marson, George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay and V. S. Naipaul. The contributors draw from many different disciplines to bring alive the thought and personali ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, migration, Imperial Britain, West Indians, Una Marson, George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay, V. S. Naipaul, intellectual developments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719064746
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bill Schwarz, author