Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Glyne Griffith, whose new book—The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-1958—was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan’s New Caribbean Studies series.
Description: This book is the first to analyze how BBC radio presented Anglophone Caribbean literature and in turn aided and influenced the shape of imaginative writing in the region. Glyne A. Griffith examines Caribbean Voices broadcasts to the region over a fifteen-year period and reveals that though the program’s funding was colonial in orientation, the content and form were antithetical to the very colonial enterprise that had brought the program into existence. Part literary history and part literary biography, this study fills a gap in the narrative of the region’s literary history.
Glyne A. Griffith is associate professor and chair of the Department of English at the University at Albany-SUNY (in New York). His scholarly work and teaching centers on Anglophone Caribbean literature and literary criticism. He is the author of Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel; co-editor, with Linden Lewis, of Color, Hair and Bone: Race in the Twenty-First Century; and associate editor of the Journal of West Indian Literature (JWIL).
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