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Writing Black Scotland: Race, Nation and the Devolution of Black Britain

Authors and Corporations: Jackson, Joseph H. (Author)
Title: Writing Black Scotland: Race, Nation and the Devolution of Black Britain/ Joseph H. Jackson
Title Note: Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgements
Series Editors’ Preface
On Blackness and Makars: What is a Black Scotland?
Chapter 1 The Britishness of Black Britain
Chapter 2 ‘You Got a White Voice’: Blackness in Devolutionary Scotland
Chapter 3 The Black Jacobeans: Jackie Kay’s Trumpet
Chapter 4 White Ethnographies: Luke Sutherland’s Jelly Roll
Chapter 5 Mad as a Nation: Suhayl Saadi’s Psychoraag
Conclusion: Anchoring in 2020
Bibliography
Index
Language: English
published:
Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press [2022]
©2020
Series: Engagements with Modern Scottish Culture
Notes: In English
Item Description: 1 Online-Ressource (216 p.)
ISBN: 9781474461467, 1474461468
DOI: 10.1515/9781474461467
Description
A critical approach to blackness in devolutionary Scottish writing New readings of contemporary Scottish writing with a particular focus on race and racismA critical approach to blackness in devolutionary Scottish writingAnalysis of the implications of ‘black Scotland’ for the larger formation of ‘black Britain’Writing Black Scotland examines race and racism in devolutionary Scottish literature, with a focus on the critical significance of blackness. The book reads blackness in Scottish writing from the 1970s to the early 2000s, a period of history defined by post-imperial adjustment. Critiquing a unifying Britishness at work in black British criticism, Jackson argues for the importance of black politics in Scottish writing, and for a literary registration of race and racism which signals a necessary negotiation for national Scotland both before and after 1997