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Monday, 7 December 1998, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

West Indian Writing in Britain: Is It True to Type?

Professor E. A. Markham

This is a part of the series of four lectures on Dreams and a Special Destination: Fifty Years of Caribbean Migration to Britain, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the arrival of The SS Empire Windrush.
Compared to other migrations from the Caribbean, the one to Britain has been marked by a perception of literary success and social, economical and political failure. By examining the evolution and contemporary realities of Caribbean people in Britain, the speakers of this series asses the truth and falsehoods of that perception.
The other lectures in the series are as follows:
    Work and Education: Caribbean Migrations
    From West-Indian Immigrants to Caribbean Communities
    Some Stay and Some Return: Caribbean Migration Outcomes
    West Indian Writing in Britain: Is It True to Type?

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Renowned poet, writer and academic, E. A. Markham holds a number of writing fellowships, including Writer in Residence at Hull College of Higher Education (1978-9) and at the University of Ulster (1988-91). Until 2005 he was Professor of Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, where he directed the Hallam Literature Festival, and edited the magazine Sheffield Thursday, becoming Professor Emeritus.

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7 December 1998

West Indian Writing in Britain: Is It True to Type?
Professor E. A. Markham

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