Rotten English

PDF EBook by Dohra Ahmad

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"Rotten English" spans the globe to offer an overview of the best non- PDFstandard English writing of the past two centuries, with a focus on the most recent decades. Rotten English PDF EBook During the last twelve years, half of the Man Booker awards went to novels written in non-standard English. What would once have been derogatorily termed "dialect literature" has come into its own in a language known variously as slang, creole, patois, pidgin, or, in the words of Nigerian novelist Ken Saro-Wiwa, "rotten English."The first anthology of its kind, "Rotten English" celebrates vernacular literature from around the English-speaking world, from Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Neale Hurston to Papua New Guinea's John Kasaipwalova and Tobago's Marlene Nourbese Philip. With concise introductions that explain the context and aesthetics of the vernacular tradition, Rotten English pays tribute to the changes English has undergone as it has become a global language.

Contents:

"Raal right singin'": vernacular poetry. Colonization in reverse" and Bans O'killing by Louise Bennett
Wings of a dove by Kamau Brathwaite
Auld lang syne, Highland Mary, and "Bonnie Lesley" by Robert Burns
A negro love song and When Malindy sings by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Mother to son and Po' boy blues by Langston Hughes
Inglan is a bitch by Linton Kwesi Johnson
Wukhand by Paul Keens-Douglas
Tommy by Rudyard Kipling
Unrelated incidents-no.3 by Tom Leonard
Comin back ower the border by Mary McCabe
Quashie to Buccra by Claude McKay
Dis poem by Mutabaruka
Questions! Questions! by M. NourbeSe Philip
no more love poems #1 by Ntozake Shange
"So like I say ... ": vernacular short stories. Po' Sandy by Charles Chestnutt
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Letters from Whetu by Patricia Grace
Spunk and Story in Harlem slang by Zora Neale Hurston
Betel nut is bad magic for airplanes by John Kasaipwalova
Joebell and America by Earl Lovelace
The ghost of Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry
The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County and A True story, repeated word for word as I heard it by Mark Twain
A soft touch and Granny's old junk by Irvine Welsh
Only the dead know Brooklyn by Thomas Wolfe. "I wanna say I am somebody": selections from vernacular novels. from True history of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
from The snapper by Roddy Doyle
from Once there were warriors by Alan Duff
An overture to the commencement of a very rigid journey by Jonathan Safran Foer
from Beasts of no nation by Uzodinma Iweala
Baywatch and de preacher from Tide running by Oonya Kempadoo
Face, from Rolling the R's by R. Zamora Linmark
from Londonstani by Gautam Malkani
from No mate for the magpie by Frances Molloy
from Push by Sapphire
from Sozaboy: a novel in rotten English by Ken Saro-Wiwa
from The housing lark by Sam Selvon. "A new English": essays on vernacular literature. The African writer and the English. language by Chinua Achebe
How to tame a wild tongue by Gloria Anzaldua
If Black English isn't a language, then tell me what is? by James Baldwin
from History of the voice: the development of nation language in Anglophone Caribbean poetry by Kamau Brathwaite
from Minute on Indian education by Thomas Macaulay
African speech ... English words by Gabriel Okara
The absence of writing or How I almost became a spy by M. NourbeSe Philip
Mother tongue by Amy Tan Like this book? Read online this: A History of the English Language in 100 Places, Tommy Rotten.

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