American and British Culture was almost mirror-like many, many years ago. Then America branched off into its own thing, but one thing never changed: the lack of cultural acknowledgement. To this day, there are children in America who've never seen an African American in person. Many ask, 'why are blacks in America called African American?' when their families, for generations, were born right here on US soil!? Or get this- black Britons receive no black British history... at all! It's non-existent! What's really happening?
Issues like this is what author Tracy J. Prince addressed, and so much more in her book, Culture Wars in British Literature. This book is filled with amazing information and debates on cultural identity, but not just for blacks and whites, but Chinese, Jewish and other immigrants. She went into explaining the differences between civil rights in America compared to UK, something I'd always believed to be identical. This book blew my mind, allowing me to transform my ignorance into understanding.
Because she broke the book down, into segments that covered topics on British writers, Paul Robeson and the relationship to Wales, British Jewish authors and The British Nationality Act of 1981. I'm sure there will be an amendment on that once since Brexit, by the way. Prince also shared a large amount of black history- which neither America or UK offers a great deal of-.another reason so much is lost in our culture. Xenophobia and other class issues made for pieces of discussion that struck home as well. I found myself mystified by this read and for me, that's a big deal. I normally shy away from topics like this. It's also why I'm moving my black history up a couple of years, concerning my homeschooling practices.
This book was written in layman's terms, but there was a great deal I had to push to understand- I am in no way, shape or form a political gal. This book crosses borders for not just blacks and whites- there are the Jewish (who are still white), Asians, Caribbean and so many more, all are included.
Culture Wars in British Literature is an informative, educational book that anyone can read. Check it out for yourself!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Road to Elephants is next.
**Book provided by author, Tracy J. Prince, for an honest review.
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