Soon Come Home to This Island
West Indians in British Children's Literature
By (author) Karen Sands-O'Connor
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Soon Come Home to This Island by Karen Sands-O'Connor
Book DescriptionSoon Come Home to This Island traces the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700 to today. This book challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black British writers. The author examines the varying depictions of West Indian islands and peoples in a wide range of picture books, novels, textbooks, and popular periodicals published over the course of more than 300 years. An excellent resource for any children's literature student or scholar, the book includes a chronological bibliography of primary source material that includes West Indian characters and twenty black-and-white illustrations that chart the changes in visual representations of West Indians over time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415976305
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Tracing the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700, this title challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black British writers.
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Author Biography - Karen Sands-O'Connor
Karen Sands-O'Connor is Associate Professor of English at Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York where she teaches children's and twentieth century British literature. She is co-author, with Marietta Frank, of Back in the Spaceship Again: Juvenile Science Fictions Series since 1945 (1999).
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