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Seminar paper from the 12 months 2011 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Literature, grade: thirteen, collage of Louvain, language: English, summary: In our postcolonial time, many novels have tackled and nonetheless take on concerns corresponding to slavery, racism, belonging and identification. during this essay, we'll ordinarily specialize in one writer that belongs to this wave, specifically Caryl Phillips. He was once born in St. Kitts, a Caribbean island, in 1958.1 He “came to Britain on the age of 4 months [...] and studied English Literature at Oxford University”.2 he's at present a well known postcolonial author whose works principally concentration “on the legacy of the Atlantic slave exchange and its outcomes for the African Diaspora”.1 during this essay, we'll learn Phillips’ fourth novel, Cambridge3, which gained the Sunday occasions younger author of the 12 months Award.1 we are going to take care of the difficulty of the identification of the slaves, particularly just about naming. in reality, slaves have been continually given a brand new identify through their vendors. therefore, we'll examine the impression of this naming at the slaves’ identification and the paradox to which it may well lead. notwithstanding, we are going to first offer a definition of the idea that of “identity”. Then, we are going to battle through how naming was once utilized within the historical past of the slaves and what used to be its importance. ultimately, we'll adopt an research of 2 characters of Cambridge and concentrate on their id near to their diversified names. furthermore, we'll consult with one other fresh postcolonial novel, specifically The lengthy Song4 by way of Andrea Levy.

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