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Walcott and Selvon

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Writing Diaspora Walcott and SelvonDiaspora Dispersion To disperse throughto sow scatter Used to talk about migration and particular the dispersion of the Hellenistic Jews living dispersed among the Gentiles after the CaptivityThis can be tied to Black Atlantic history and cultureDerek Walcott A Far Cry from AfricaHad a thoroughly British education and so he was shaped by British literature traditions The poem is about the idea of Africa from a Diasporic perspective and specifically from the vantage point of the early 1960s Title Cry implies communication but not in a traditional way and can imply pain What is this cry a sign of Also idiomatic expression its a far cry from the truth or its a far cry from reality This title flags language as being important for forming our idea of Africa or of how history is forming Very controversial to say what colonization does as setting up the category of savage is sim
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