The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943-1958

  • Glyne A. Griffith

Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Glyne A. Griffith
    Pages 1-9
  3. Glyne A. Griffith
    Pages 45-69
  4. Glyne A. Griffith
    Pages 111-139
  5. Glyne A. Griffith
    Pages 167-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-230

About this book


This book is the first to analyse how BBC radio presented Anglophone Caribbean literature and in turn aided and influenced the shape of imaginative writing in the region. Glyne A. Griffith examines Caribbean Voices broadcasts to the region over a fifteen-year period and reveals that though the program’s funding was colonial in orientation, the content and form were antithetical to the very colonial enterprise that had brought the program into existence.  Part literary history and part literary biography, this study fills a gap in the narrative of the region’s literary history. 


Caribbean literature West Indian literature BBC radio Henry Swanzy Post-colonial literature

Authors and affiliations

  • Glyne A. Griffith
    • 1
  1. 1.University at Albany AlbanyUSA

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