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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Page: 202

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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.

When Secrets Set Sail

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

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 works on the Leverhulme-funded project 'Migrant Memory and the
Postcolonial Imagination' in the School of Social Sciences at Loughborough ...
She co-edited We Mark Your Memory: Writing from the Descendants of Indenture
(2018).

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

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.

Author: Jack Webb

Publisher: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

ISBN: 190885765X

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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)colonisati

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.

Zom Fam

Interwoven with Kreol, ZOM-FAM showcases a unique lyrical sensibility, a musicality influenced by the both unforgiving and soothing rhythms of the ocean, where the poet enunciates the complexity of their displaced Indo-African roots, "the ...

Author: Kama La Mackerel

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ISBN: 1999058844

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Page: 104

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Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. In their debut poetry collection, Kama La Mackerel mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM (meaning "man-woman" or "transgender" in Mauritian Kreol) is a voyage into the coming of age of a gender-creative child growing up in the 80s and 90s on the plantation island, as they seek vocabularies for loving and honouring their queer/trans self amidst the legacy of colonial silences. Multiply voiced and imbued with complex storytelling, ZOM-FAM showcases a fluid narrative that summons ancestral voices, femme tongues, broken colonial languages, and a tender queer subjectivity, all of which grapple with the legacy of plantation servitude.

The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora

The Hajji and other stories Ahmed Essop Ahmed Essop The Third Prophecy
PICADOR AFRICA My lost youth I recall A life spent in ... Writing in impeccable
English , Bechu used the discourse of the master against the master himself .
Bechu ' s many letters mark the beginning of self - assertiveness , which was to
transform itself into the politics of equal ... Edited by Clem Seecharan in 1999 ,
Bechu ' s letters may be placed alongside Totaram Sanadhya ' s as an early
voice of indenture .

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.