Osborne, Deirdre. 2016. ‘Introduction’. In: Deirdre Osborne, ed. Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010). Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9781107139244. 9781316504802 [Book Section]

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This Introduction offers a comprehensive account of the influence of contemporary British Black and Asian writing in British culture. While there are a number of anthologies covering Black and Asian literature, there is no volume that comparatively addresses fiction, poetry, plays and performance, and provides critical accounts of the qualities and impact within one book. It charts the distinctive Black and Asian voices within the body of British writing and examines the creative and cultural impact that African, Caribbean and South Asian writers have had on British literature.

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1 September 2016Published Online

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