We Mark Your Memory

Through the mediums of poetry, short stories and essays, the book explores - for the first time - the controversial legacy of indenture.

Author: David Dabydeen

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ISBN: 1912250071

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To mark the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire (2017-2020), a groundbreaking new anthology brings together writing by descendants of indentured labourers from across the Commonwealth. Through the mediums of poetry, short stories and essays, the book explores - for the first time - the controversial legacy of indenture.

The Other Windrush

The history and legacy of Indian and Chinese Caribbean indentured labourers who were part of the Windrush generation

Author: Maria del Pilar Kaladeen

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ISBN: 0745343554

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The history and legacy of Indian and Chinese Caribbean indentured labourers who were part of the Windrush generation

I Belong Here

I shook the Prince's hand with my right hand. In my other hand I was holding a copy of an anthology We Mark Your Memory: Writing From the Descendants of Indenture in which I have an essay published from which I would later be giving a ...

Author: Anita Sethi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472983947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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One of Waterstones Best Books to Look Forward to in 2021 The Bookseller's Book of the Month A Guardian 2021 Literary Highlight "I knew in every bone of my body, in every fibre of my being, that I had to report what had happened, not only for myself but to help stop anyone else having to go through what I did. I knew I could not remain silent, or still, I could not stop walking through the world." A journey of reclamation through the natural landscapes of the North, brilliantly exploring identity, nature, place and belonging. Beautifully written and truly inspiring, I Belong Here heralds a powerful and refreshing new voice in nature writing. Anita Sethi was on a journey through Northern England when she became the victim of a race-hate crime. The crime was a vicious attack on her right to exist in a place on account of her race. After the event Anita experienced panic attacks and anxiety. A crushing sense of claustrophobia made her long for wide open spaces, to breathe deeply in the great outdoors. She was intent on not letting her experience stop her travelling freely and without fear. The Pennines - known as 'the backbone of Britain' runs through the north and also strongly connects north with south, east with west - it's a place of borderlands and limestone, of rivers and 'scars', of fells and forces. The Pennines called to Anita with a magnetic force; although a racist had told her to leave, she felt drawn to further explore the area she regards as her home, to immerse herself deeply in place. Anita's journey through the natural landscapes of the North is one of reclamation, a way of saying that this is her land too and she belongs in the UK as a brown woman, as much as a white man does. Her journey transforms what began as an ugly experience of hate into one offering hope and finding beauty after brutality. Anita transforms her personal experience into one of universal resonance, offering a call to action, to keep walking onwards. Every footstep taken is an act of persistence. Every word written against the rising tide of hate speech, such as this book, is an act of resistance.

When Secrets Set Sail

urgent winds of change or the spirit of impatient ghosts demanding that their untold stories arise from the shadow places in ... by Rozina Visram We Mark Your Memory: writings from the descendants of indenture edited by David Dabydeen, ...

Author: Sita Brahmachari

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510105447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Secrets from the past are the keys to the future...if two children can find them. Bold adventure, timely themes and breath-taking writing from award-winning author, Sita Brahmachari. Usha is devastated when her grandmother Kali Ma passes away. Then straight-talking Imtiaz arrives - her new adoptive sister - and the two girls clash instantly. They both feel lost. That is until Kali Ma's ghost appears...with a task for them. Immy's and Usha's home is full of history and secrets. Many years ago it was The House of the Ayahs - for those nannies who couldn't return to their Indian homeland - and Kali Ma made a promise she couldn't keep. She can't pass on to the other side until the girls fulfil it. Today, Usha and Immy's over-worked parents run the house as a home for refugees, but eviction threatens. The precious documents that could save them are lost. As the house slowly fills up with ghosts, that only Usha and Imtiaz can see, the girls realise they have more to save than just one grandmother's ghost. With help from their new friend Cosmo, Usha and Immy must set off on a quest through London, accompanied by two bickering ghosts, working together to find a series of objects that shine a magical light on their family's past and hold the clues to securing their future. If they can set the secrets of generations free, will they be in time to save their home? Endorsed by Amnesty International

Dance Music and Cultures of Decolonisation in the Indian Diaspora

She co-edited We Mark Your Memory: Writing from the Descendants of Indenture (2018). She is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. Priya Srinivasan is a dancer, choreographer and scholar.

Author: Tina K Ramnarine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000766530

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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Dance, Music and Cultures of Decolonisation in the Indian Diaspora provides fascinating examples of dance and music projects across the Indian Diaspora to highlight that decolonisation is a creative process, as well as a historical and political one. The book analyses creative processes in decolonising projects, illustrating how dance and music across the Indian Diaspora articulate socio-political aspirations in the wake of thinkers such as Gandhi and Ambedkar. It presents a wide range of examples: post-apartheid practices and experiences in a South African dance company, contestations over national identity politics in Trinidadian music competitions, essentialist and assimilationist strategies in a British dance competition, the new musical creativity of second-generation British-Tamil performers, Indian classical dance projects of reform and British multiculturalism, feminist intercultural performances in Australia, and performance re-enactments of museum exhibits that critically examine the past. Key topics under discussion include postcolonial contestations, decolonising scholarship, dialogic pedagogies and intellectual responsibility. The book critically reflects on decolonising aims around respect, equality and the colonial past’s redress as expressed through performing arts projects. Presenting richly detailed case studies that underline the need to examine creative processes in the cultures of decolonisation, Dance, Music and Cultures of Decolonisation in the Indian Diaspora will be of great interest to scholars of South Asian Studies, Diaspora Studies, Performing Arts Studies and Anthropology. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of South Asian Diaspora.

Memory Migration and de colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond

At the heart of this book are the voices of Caribbean migrants themselves, whose critical reflections on their experiences of migration and decolonisation are interwoven with the essays of academics and activists.

Author: Jack Webb

Publisher: Open access titles

ISBN: 190885765X

Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 250

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In recent years, academics, policy makers and media outlets have increasingly recognised the importance of Caribbean migrations and migrants to the histories and cultures of countries across the Northern Atlantic. Memory, migration and (de)colonisation furthers our understanding of the lives of many of these migrants, and the contexts through which they lived and continue to live. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between Caribbean migrants and processes of decolonisation. The chapters in this book range across disciplines and time periods to present a vibrant understanding of the ever-changing interactions between Caribbean peoples and colonialism as they migrated within and between colonial contexts. At the heart of this book are the voices of Caribbean migrants themselves, whose critical reflections on their experiences of migration and decolonisation are interwoven with the essays of academics and activists.

The Age of Smiling Secrets

THE AGE OF SMILING SECRETS is a work of fiction that is based on this legal position.Reviews: A riveting tale of tragic destinies that dares to expose the flaws in our concurrent Civil-Syariah Laws.

Author: Aneeta Sundararaj

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1718182945

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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"No woman should ever have to lose her child. And not in the heart-breaking way that Kamini lost hers." Malaysia is in a unique position where both the laws of Syariah and the Civil Law are practised concurrently. This has given rise to a conflict in jurisdiction in certain cases. For instance, where a non-Muslim couple is married under the provisions of the Civil Law, confusion arises when one party converts to Islam and converts their children as well. A custody battle often ensues where the Syariah Court can grant custody of the children to their newly converted Muslim parent while the High Court of Malaya can grant custody to the non-Muslim parent. THE AGE OF SMILING SECRETS is a work of fiction that is based on this legal position. Reviews: A riveting tale of tragic destinies that dares to expose the flaws in our concurrent Civil-Syariah Laws. Lives unravel in a worst-case scenario when loopholes in the law, exacerbated by corruption and unscrupulous characters, combine to destroy the very fabric of lives of simple and honest folks. Datuk Ramli Ibrahim This saga of much breadth and density is vibrantly poignant with richness of character. As the drama unfolds, one cannot help but notice the subtle launching of the realities of contemporary issues in political Malaysia, albeit beautifully couched in theatrical fashion. A must-read for all those looking for good Asian fiction, but nevertheless grounded in tangible life events. Professor Bala Shanmugam ***The Legend of Nagakanna (an edited version of Chapter 9 in this novel) was first published in an anthology called We Mark Your Memory: Writings from the Descendants of Indenture, School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers, 2018.

Die Taugenichtse

Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423431927

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Ein Roman wie ein Lieblingssong Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im "Zentrum der Welt", so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

The London Journal

Mark out any figure you like of the 549 ME - NOT - Thanks for your kind letter , which , however , needs " making good coffee . ... But we cannot advise should communicate with the lawyer --- Poor MARY ANNEwriting would “ do .

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ISBN: MINN:31951000746299T

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The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora

Writing in impeccable English , Bechu used My lost youth I recall the discourse of the master against the master himself . A life spent in pain Bechu's many letters mark the beginning of self - assertiveAnd now days are asthmatic . ness ...

Author: Brij V. Lal

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ISBN: UOM:39015067656473

Category: Reference

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The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora is the first comprehensive survey of Indian communities around the world. Over 30 contextual features show the initiatives taken by these communities and the contributions they have made both internationally and to their host societies, in areas as diverse as literature, cuisine, popular culture, sports and political life. The greater part of the book consists of 44 country/region profiles covering all parts of the world. Written by over 60 scholars from across the globe, most of whom are from the diaspora, the encyclopedia provides insights into the experiences of a people about whom much is often assumed but little is actually known. The recent expansion of the Indian diaspora, now some 20-million strong and growing, is a social transformation of global significance. Many members of the diaspora have reached the highest levels of global commerce and trade, international public service and diplomacy, the professionals and academia. In addition, the creative literature from and about the diaspora holds a distinctive and distinguished place in the world's literary imagination.

The Mining Journal

We are not concerned with The directors , at the same time , are willing to reduce back , notwithstanding which we ... the Chinese during the remainder of their the satisfactory return from Block 10 , which rose sharply indentures .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433110124959

Category: Mineral industries

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