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Written in Stone: Black writing and Goldsmiths College

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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Deptford Town Hall is a particularly appropriate place to reflect upon Black British writing. This might seem like a strange thing to suggest, given that the building was relatively recently integrated, or some might say appropriated, by Goldsmiths College to form part of the university campus. I want to think about writing in a perhaps a slightly eccentric way and approach the history of Black British writing in this part of London through both literary and non-literary forms of inscription. Part of what I want to argue is that the history of empire, and, as a consequence, the heritage of colonial and postcolonial citizens is literally written in stone and on t...
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1. Talk given on 24th October, 2003 at the Writing Black Britain Conference, organised by Joan Anim-Addo as part of Black History month, Goldsmiths College, Deptford Town Hall, New Cross, London.

2. Italo Calvino Invisible Cities (Vintage, 1997) p. 11

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5. Borough of Lewisham Souvenir of the Opening of the Town Hall (Gaylard, 1905) p. 23

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8. Ibid. p. 12

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11. Antonio Gramsci Selections from the Prison Notebooks (Lawrence and Wishart, 1971) p. 324.

12. Jess Steele Turning the tide: the history of everyday Deptford (Deptford Forum Publishing Ltd, 1983) p. 218

13. Joan Anim-Addo Longest Journey: A History of Black Lewisham (Deptford Forum Publishing Ltd, 1995) p. 137

14. His dissertation was later published and is amongst the first serious discussions of the politics of reggae. See Linton Kwesi Johnson (1976) 'Jamaican Rebel Music,' Race and Class, 17(4), 391-401

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