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Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Abigail Ward


Slavery is a recurring subject in works by the contemporary British writers Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar, yet their return to this past arises from an urgent need to understand the racial anxieties of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Britain. This book examines the ways in which their literary explorations of slavery may shed light on current issues in Britain today, or what might be thought of as the continuing legacies of the UK's largely forgotten slave past. It looks at a range of novels, poetry and non-fictional works by Phillips, Dabydeen and D'Aguiar in order to c ... More

Keywords: slavery, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, Fred D'Aguiar, trauma, memory, ethics of writing, transatlantic slave trade, postcolonial literature, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082757
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abigail Ward, author