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Author LinkAhmad, Dohra.
Title LinkRotten English : a literary anthology / Dohra Ahmad.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
Description 535 p. ;  21 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 519-527).
Contents Contents: "Raal right singin’": vernacular poetry. Colonization in reverse" and Bans O’killing /Louise Bennett -- Wings of a dove / Kamau Brathwaite -- Auld lang syne, Highland Mary, and "Bonnie Lesley" / Robert Burns -- A negro love song and When Malindy sings / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Mother to son and Po’ boy blues / Langston Hughes -- Inglan is a bitch / Linton Kwesi Johnson -- Wukhand / Paul Keens-Douglas -- Tommy / Rudyard Kipling -- Unrelated incidents-no.3 / Tom Leonard -- Comin back ower the border / Mary McCabe -- Quashie to Buccra / Claude McKay -- Dis poem / Mutabaruka -- Questions! Questions! / M. NourbeSe Philip -- no more love poems #1 / Ntozake Shange -- "So like I say ... ": vernacular short stories. Po’ Sandy -- Charles Chestnutt -- The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Junot Diaz -- Letters from Whetu / Patricia Grace -- Spunk and Story in Harlem slang / Zora Neale Hurston -- Betel nut is bad magic for airplanes / John Kasaipwalova -- Joebell and America / Earl Lovelace -- The ghost of Firozsha Baag / Rohinton Mistry -- The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County and A True story, repeated word for word as I heard it / Mark Twain -- A soft touch and Granny’s old junk / Irvine Welsh -- Only the dead know Brooklyn / Thomas Wolfe. "I wanna say I am somebody": selections from vernacular novels. from True history of the Kelly Gang / Peter Carey -- from The snapper / Roddy Doyle -- from Once there were warriors / Alan Duff -- An overture to the commencement of a very rigid journey / Jonathan Safran Foer -- from Beasts of no nation / Uzodinma Iweala -- Baywatch and de preacher from Tide running / Oonya Kempadoo -- Face, from Rolling the R’s / R. Zamora Linmark -- from Londonstani / Gautam Malkani -- from No mate for the magpie / Frances Molloy -- from Push / Sapphire -- from Sozaboy: a novel in rotten English / Ken Saro-Wiwa -- from The housing lark / Sam Selvon. "A new English": essays on vernacular literature. The African writer and the English
Contents: language / Chinua Achebe -- How to tame a wild tongue / Gloria Anzaldua -- If Black English isn’t a language, then tell me what is? / James Baldwin -- from History of the voice: the development of nation language in Anglophone Caribbean poetry / Kamau Brathwaite -- from Minute on Indian education / Thomas Macaulay -- African speech ... English words / Gabriel Okara -- The absence of writing or How I almost became a spy / M. NourbeSe Philip -- Mother tongue / Amy Tan.
Summary An oveview of the best non-standard English writing of the past two centuries, with a focus on the most recent decades.
Subject LinkEnglish literature.
LinkEnglish-speaking countries -- Literary collections.
LinkDialect literature, English.

System Number 000678211
ISBN Link9780393329605 (pbk.)
Link0393329607 (pbk.)

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