Edwards, Norval R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Literatures in English
George Lamming's literary nationalism: Language between The Tempest and Tonelle
Date of Publication
Examines George Lamming's theorising of the relationship between language, culture and nation, in his essays and fiction. Argues that Lamming's primary conceptual metaphor is derived from Shakespeare's The Tempest, hence his use of the conflict between Prospero and Caliban as paradigmatic of the major historical opposition in Caribbean society between coloniser and colonised. Language, for Lamming, underwrites the colonial enterprise and is therefore central to the projects of decolonisation and cultural nationalism.....