今年10月是英国黑人历史月, a perfect time to exp而且 your reading diversity 而且 enjoy some incredible literature from Black authors 而且 authors from ethnic minority backgrounds. With this in mind, our English Literature academics have suggested a few authors to get you started. 这些作者都是mg娱乐网十大网址的研究对象 英国文学(荣誉)学士 course in our Postcolonial Literature, Migration 而且 Movement 而且 American Literature Modules. 

爱丽丝沃克- 紫色的颜色 

紫色的书封面

Alice Walker was the first black woman to win The Pulitzer Prize for fiction 而且 the National Book Award for Fiction for 紫色的颜色 in 1983.

这部小说 is set in the American Deep South in the 1930s 而且 is written as a series of letters, 其中许多是写给上帝的. 紫色的颜色 关注茜莉的生活, her relationship with her sister Nettie 而且 the violence 而且 hardships that take place due to her position within society.

这不是一个绝望的故事, 紫色的颜色 这是人类精神在逆境中的胜利吗. 这部小说对种族问题提出了质疑, 性别偏见, God 而且 spirituality 而且 is written using African American Vernacular English (a variety of English often spoken by some working- or middle-class African Americans).

Chinua Achebe - 事情成败的

事情成败的 tells a story starting in the pre-colonial life of the Igbo tribe in Southwestern Nigeria 而且 following the changes that take place due to the arrival of European colonists 而且 Christian Missionaries in the late 19th 世纪. 这部小说, 分成三部分, follows Okonkwo – a wrestling champion from the villages of Umuofia. 阿奇贝探讨了伊博文化价值观, their religion 而且 rituals 而且 how these are decimated 而且 divided by the coming of the colonists. Colonial rule is met with mixed reactions from the Igbo people, 有些人放弃了他们的传统信仰,而有些人, 像细语, are horrified 而且 believe the British will destroy their way of life.

在小说中, Okonkwo的斗争与感觉阉割, 从他自己的家族史来看, 别人的期望, 晚些时候, 殖民统治和外国法律. 悲剧一次又一次地困扰着Okonkwo, 文化变革之间的斗争, 传统, loss of identity 而且 the disappearance of local languages shows a complexity 而且 perspective that is completely neglected in ‘heroic’ novels written about colonisation by many White authors (such as Rider Haggard’s 所罗门王的矿山) 而且 offers the reader a more complete historical picture. 

晚间新闻阅读 事情成败的 
In this short clip from The BBC's programme 新闻night, Lucian Msamati reads a short section of 事情成败的 纪念小说出版60周年.

她快乐, 一个美国的日出 

Joy Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation 而且 the current United States Poet Laureate. She is the first Native American to hold the position of Laureate in the USA. 一个美国的日出 was published in 2019 而且 interweaves displacement, memory 而且 Harjo's lived experience.

Harjo frequently includes indigenous l而且scapes, history, myths 而且 symbolism in her poetry. She explores the limitations of the English language to describe the Native American experience whilst deftly wielding her own poetic language 而且 immersing the reader in a varied subject matter, 远离过去的恐怖, the current political climate to her own autobiographical experience.

在诗歌《mg娱乐网十大网址》中(视频如下), 哈乔将日常和神话结合在一起, such as “the Haunting voices of the starved” juxtaposed with the “thermostat,” to create an all-over sense of balance between the old 而且 the new.

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These three publications offer a varied selection of perspectives but what about further titles? 对于那些对诗歌感兴趣的人 越限的 is an anthology of Black British 而且 Asian poets edited by Jackie Kay , James Proctor和Gemma Robinson. 对于那些对小说感兴趣的人, 亲爱的 托妮·莫里森, 紧张的状况 Tsitsi Dangarembga和 女孩,女人,其他 by Bernadine Evaristo (the current Booker prize winner) are all incredible titles covered in our 英国文学(荣誉)学士 课程设置,深受学生欢迎.

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