ENGLISH 2I06 Lecture : Walcott and Selvon

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Diaspora: dispersion, to disperse through + to sow, scatter. Used to talk about migration and particular the dispersion of the hellenistic jews living dispersed among the gentiles after the. This can be tied to black atlantic history and culture. Had 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 1960 s. Title: cry implies communication but not in a traditional way, and can imply pain. Also idiomatic expression, it s a far cry from the truth or it s 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 similar to what happened to the jews during world war 2.

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