1788735099
Hardback:Imperial intimacies : a tale of two islands / Hazel V. Carby.:2019 Hardback Imperial intimacies : a tale of two islands / Hazel V. Carby.
Imperial intimacies : a tale of two islands / Hazel V. Carby.
Author: Carby, Hazel V.,
Publication year: 2019
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1788735099 9781788735094 (hbk.) :
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'Where are you from?' was the question hounding Hazel Carby as a girl in post-World War II London. One of the so-called brown babies of the Windrush generation, born to a Jamaican father and Welsh mother, Carby's place in her home, her neighbourhood, and her country of birth was always in doubt. Emerging from this setting, Carby untangles the threads connecting members of her family to each other in a web woven by the British Empire across the Atlantic. We meet Carby's working-class grandmother Beatrice, a seamstress challenged by poverty and disease. In England, she was thrilled by the cosmopolitan fantasies of empire, by cities built with slave-trade profits, and by street peddlers selling fashionable Jamaican delicacies. This is a haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story.
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