By Glyne Griffith
This ebook is the 1st to examine how BBC radio awarded Anglophone Caribbean literature and in flip aided and inspired the form of creative writing within the quarter. Glyne A. Griffith examines Caribbean Voices proclaims to the sector over a fifteen-year interval and divulges that even though the program’s investment used to be colonial in orientation, the content material and shape have been antithetical to the very colonial firm that had introduced this system into life. half literary background and half literary biography, this research fills a niche within the narrative of the region’s literary heritage.
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46. Lindo to Henry Swanzy, 10th November 1947; Henry Swanzy Papers MS 42/1/3 (1947). 47. Henry Swanzy to Lindo, 23rd June 1948; Henry Swanzy Papers MS 42/1/4 (1948). 48. Anne Spry Rush, Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) 192. 49. Figueroa, “The Flaming Faith of These First Years: Caribbean Voices,” 61. 50. Cobham, “The Caribbean Voices Programme and the Development of West Indian Short Fiction: 1945–1958,” 155.
GRIFFITH in Jamaica. Marson was no longer at the BBC and no longer a direct influence on the shape and developmental trajectory of Caribbean Voices, but sensibilities and ideological positions akin to hers would nevertheless be represented on the program as a result of the involvement of Arthur Calder-Marshall and Henry Swanzy. In Glory Dead, Calder-Marshall writes with an economy of language that, though concise, is rich with imaginative description and insightful comprehension of the society and culture he describes.
Such a challenge at the level of verisimilitude, heightened by radio broadcast since one actually heard the voice of the narrator or persona rather than imagined it via the printed text, produced several effects. As Caribbean intellectuals such as Lamming, Selvon, and others from the various colonial territories traveled to London, they were of particular interest to Swanzy not only because they were aspiring writers, though that was paramount, but also as a consequence of their accented voices.
The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-1958 by Glyne Griffith