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Issue 11, Spring 1990

Wasafiri 11: Focus on Canon Formation

Focus on Canon Formation Essay by Nayantara Sahgal Interviews with Lorna Goodison and  Valerie Belgrave Poetry by Lorna Goodison, O R Dathorne and Gerald Noonan Fiction by Marlene Nourbese Philip

Highlights

Essay by Nayantara Sahgal

Interviews with Lorna Goodison and  Valerie Belgrave

Poetry by Lorna Goodison, O R Dathorne and Gerald Noonan

Fiction by Marlene Nourbese Philip

Reviews of Namba Roy's No Black Sparrows, Beverley Naidoo's Chain of Fire, Gita Mehta's Raj


Contents

Susheila Nasta and Lyn Innes
Editorial Note

Jane Bryce
Commonwealth Literature: 25 Years

Anne Walmsley
From ‘Nature’ to ‘Roots’: School Anthologies and a Caribbean Canon

Carolyn Cooper
Words Unbroken by the Beat: The Performance Poetry of Jean Binta Breeze and Mikey Smith

Bernth Lindfors
The Teaching of African Literature in Anglophone African Universities: An Instructive Canon

Robert Bush
GCSE and Multicultural Literature

Nayantara Sahgal
The Schizophrenic Imagination

Denise deCaires Narain
Interviews Lorna Goodison

William Tanifeani
Interviews Valerie Belgrave: novelist, visual artist

Marlene Nourbese Philip
Fiction: Bad Words

Lorna Goodison
About Almonds and Ambergris and other poems

O R Dathorne
Poem: Dialogue in a Gutter

Gerald Noonan
Poem: At an Afro-Caribbean Conference

Marlene Nourbese Philip
Poem: From ‘And Over Every Land and Sea’

Reviews

Denise deCaires Narain
Mahadai Das Bones
Grace Nichols Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman

Imogen Forster
Pamela Mordecai and Betty Wilson, ed Her True-True Name: An Anthology of Women’s Writing from the Caribbean P
Velma Pollard Considering Woman  Velma Pollard Crown Point and Other Poems

Fred D’Aguiar
Stewart Brown Lugard’s Bridge

Louis James
ewart Brown, Mervyn Morris and Gordon Rohlehr, ed An Anthology of Oral and Related Poetry from the Caribbean
E A Markham, ed Hinterland: Caribbean Poetry from the West Indies and Britain

C Hayball
Gita Mehta Raj

Maxine Beahan
Beverley Naidoo Chain of Fire

Alison Archer
Erna Brodber Myal

S J Wiseman
Marlene Nourbese Philip Harriet’s Daughter

C L Innes
Valerie Belgrave Ti Marie

Delia Jarrett-Macaulay
Namba Roy No Black Sparrows

Julia Swindells
Peter Brooker and Peter Humm, ed Dialogues and Difference: English Into the Nineties

Robin Dizard
Report on ACLALS’ Silver Jubilee Conference

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