The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-1958
Palgrave Macmillan 2016
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The BBC radio program “Caribbean Voices” aired for fifteen years and introduced writers like George Lamming, Louise Bennett, Sam Selvon and others to listeners on both sides of the Atlantic.
Glyne Griffith’s The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-1958 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016) is one of a few detailed studies of this program and the people and institutions that made it possible. Griffith makes important arguments about the combined force of letters, texts and broadcasts, and the ways they contributed to emerging nationalisms and territorial identities as the British Caribbean considered its postcolonial future.
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