Giving voice
The writers’ perspective
in Postcolonial Manchester
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A central component of the 'Moving Manchester' project was the series of interviews and subsequent discussions with the writers and cultural agents who had agreed to be involved with the research. The first section of the interviews constituted a discussion of why the writers had started writing in the first place. The interviews bear witness to a creative impulse which the writers represent as culturally distinctive. That this distinctiveness is specific to someone of diasporic origin is explicitly mentioned in several of the statements and is strongly implied in others. One of the presuppositions was that the creative outputs of the writers fulfilled a social function which went beyond personal expression. The project opened up a space of dialogue between the different actors and offered a facility which promoted the wider dissemination of the work of a relatively diverse group of Manchester writer/performers.

Postcolonial Manchester

Diaspora space and the devolution of literary culture


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