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Mary Chamberlain

argues, is that ‘literature itself contributes to the ambitious enterprise of the making of history’. Lamming ‘sees literature as a kind of imaginative record that paradoxically substantiates and challenges historical narratives’, p. 2. 14 Paul Gilroy, The Black Atlantic: modernity and double

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Crossing the seas
Bill Schwarz

the collective experience of migration and diaspora. Migrants coming to Britain after the war brought with them not only memories of the West Indies: they brought, too, other stories, of other places. Above all, they embodied (to varying degrees) the complex histories of what retrospectively has been termed the black Atlantic. 39 In the years which encompassed the decolonisation of the

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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John Marriott

Malik, The Meaning of Race , p. 72. 52 Paul Gilroy has argued persuasively for the necessity of rethinking modernity in the light of an experience of slavery actively legitimated by racial theory ( The Black Atlantic. Modernity and Double Consciousness , London, Verso, 1993). The same argument obtains for the experience of

in The other empire