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The West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945–1965 by Amanda Bidnall was published by Liverpool University Press in April 2017.
Description: Between Britain’s imperial victory in the Second World War and its introduction of race-based immigration restriction ‘at home,’ London’s relationship with its burgeoning West Indian settler community was a cauldron of apprehension, optimism, ignorance, and curiosity. 236 more words
I’ve been reading Oswald Spengler again, and what he writes about destiny. If you’re going to discover your destiny – the destiny of your culture, of your family, or your own personal destiny – you need to get out of the habit of thinking about cause and effect. 343 more words
Anyone with half a brain cell knows that Saudi Arabia shares the same ideology as ISIS and al-Qaeda. Anyone knows that only last year candidate Donald Trump rightly condemned Hilary Clinton’s proximity to the Saudi Arabian ruling clan while at the same time supposedly being a champion of women’s rights. 529 more words
The Secret History of The Jungle Book, by Swati Singh, is a fresh if brief consideration of Rudyard Kipling and, arguably, his most famous creation. It is divided into three parts which look at: The Jungle Book’s popularity, reach and longevity; the man who wrote it; what his character, Mowgli, can teach us today. 521 more words
The ambiguous identity of Antigua—an independent country or a(n) (ex)colony of West Imperialism—is presented in Kincaid’s A Small Place to criticize West Imperialism. Here, the book uses every element of narrative strategy to question as well as attack West Imperialism through tourism. 1,323 more words