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West Indian intellectual
Helen Carr

returning only once for a visit to her birthplace, should she be considered a West Indian writer at all? After all, three of her first four novels, and many of her short stories, are placed in Europe, and have heroines with no apparent knowledge of the Caribbean. Yet her situation has in fact some striking similarities to that of her fellow colonial, Beckett, also born a member of an affluent, ethnically

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Katie Pickles

fists if necessary, in the face of the whole of Europe, and show them what we are made of’. 2 A contemporary member explains the IODE’s patriotism: ‘It all made perfect sense in 1900. We are a patriotic organization who love Canada and are patriotic to Canada. We have been accused for years of being patriotic to Britain, which is not true. It’s always been a Canadian organization’. 3 In recalling 1900

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Crossing the seas
Bill Schwarz

distinguished metropolitan opponent. It was exactly the kind of guerrilla movement, in the field of ideas, which was guaranteed to delight him. 9 In 1968 it was a return to Thomas that prompted James’s own essay on ‘The West Indian intellectual’. This work of John Jacob Thomas, the Trinidad schoolmaster, without European or university

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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John Marriott

, diverse and self-conscious attempts to grasp the complex totality of London, the literature can be seen as an early popular modernism that laid the foundation for the writings of Dickens, Mayhew and their successors, and for popular Victorian theatre and graphic illustration. This recognition of the important – but ultimately limited – practice of observation adopted by Egan and his

in The other empire