Andrea Levy

Her fifth novel, The Long Song, shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, takes place primarily in Jamaica during slavery and its immediate aftermath. The first part of this interview is an edited ...

Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy has emerged as one of the most significant and popular voices in contemporary black British writing both in the UK and abroad. Drawing on a familial history of emigration, her critically-acclaimed novels - including the multiple award-winning Small Island - attempt to bring a variety of voices to the representation of black experience in post-war Britain. This book is the first of its kind to be devoted to Levy's work. Combining historical, theoretical and textual perspectives, the volume hosts a wide range of current critical approaches to Levy's fiction. With chapters written by leading established and emerging scholars, the book explores issues of literary form, diasporic literature and cultural value, the BBC TV adaptation of Small Island, while also shedding fresh light on Levy's critically neglected early works. The book also includes a new interview with Levy herself, a timeline of her life, chapter summaries, as well as guides to further reading and online resources, making this an essential companion to the writings of one of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction.

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Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Michael Perfect
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-30 - Publisher: Springer

Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism analyses novels of the late 20th and early 21st centuries that explore ethnic and cultural diversity in London. It contributes to key, ongoing debates in literary and cultural studies and, in particular, to debates over the status and relevance of multiculturalism today.
Andrea Levy
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Jeannette Baxter, David James
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-13 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Andrea Levy has emerged as one of the most significant and popular voices in contemporary black British writing both in the UK and abroad. Drawing on a familial history of emigration, her critically-acclaimed novels - including the multiple award-winning Small Island - attempt to bring a variety of voices to
Culture Wars in British Literature
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Tracy J. Prince
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-18 - Publisher: McFarland

The past century’s culture wars that Britain has been consumed by, but that few North Americans seem aware of, have resulted in revised notions of Britishness and British literature. Yet literary anthologies remain anchored to an archaic Anglo-English interpretation of British literature. Conflicts have been played out over specific national
The Transformative Potential of Black British and British Muslim Literature
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Lisa Ahrens
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

This study investigates power, belonging and exclusion in British society by analysing representations of the mosque, the University of Oxford, and the plantation in novels by Leila Aboulela, Robin Yassin-Kassab, Diran Adebayo, David Dabydeen, Andrea Levy, and Bernardine Evaristo. Lisa Ahrens combines Foucault's theory of heterotopia with elements of Wolfgang
The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World
Language: en
Pages: 1160
Authors: Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, Jane E. Sloan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-09 - Publisher: SAGE Publications

This e-only volume expands and updates the original 4-volume Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011), offering a wide range of new entries and new multimedia content. The entries reflect such developments as the Arab Spring that brought women's issues in the Islamic world into sharp relief, the domination of