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Mary Chamberlain

party conceive of cultural policy. 21 Lamming published at a key moment in the anticolonial struggle. In the Castle of My Skin , published in 1953, resonated not only in the Caribbean – Kamau Brathwaite felt ‘everything was transformed’ 22 – but far wider afield. The Kenyan novelist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, claimed Lamming as his mentor. Richard Wright

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Johan Östling

universities (for example in Mainz and Saarbrücken) and to pursue active cultural policies.8 At the same time, the will of the allies to change the German educational system was only one side of the matter. These brief but important years also saw ongoing intellectual reflection concerning the idea of the university. One central question which engaged 6  Dolf Sternberger, ‘Nachbemerkung’, in Karl Jaspers & Fritz Ernst, Vom lebendigen Geist der Universität und vom Studieren: Zwei Vorträge (Heidelberg, 1946), p. 63. 7  Corine Defrance, Les Alliés occidentaux et les universités

in Humboldt and the modern German university