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Cambridge University agrees to Decolonise the Curriculum Watch

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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    But only EM Forster, Henry Ryder-Haggard and Rudyard Kipling could really be said to be more 'colonial' than him.
    Kipling must be in; he is man who learned his craft in India.

    I don't think Forster is in but the man who inspired him to write A Passage to India, Ahmed Ali will be.

    Is Rider Haggard a man of the Veldt or Breckland?

    The whole construct is nonsense.

    Why is Margaret Atwood post-colonial but Washington Irving not?
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Is Rider Haggard a man of the Veldt or Breckland?
    Not quite normal for Norfolk. He is a man of the Breckland but a writer of the high veldt. I should think he scores high points as a post-feminist icon for writing 'She', but low ones for 'King Solomon's Mines'.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Why is Margaret Atwood post-colonial but Washington Irving not?
    I'm guessing that any US writer cannot qualify as British, Irish and American writers are out altogether but logically any US citizen is, by definition, post-colonial.
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    That is rather pessimistic. Why would they replace white writing with black? It makes absolutely no sense academically and as a political statement it is rather weak as well. Sure, it gets a headline as the author of the article managed but when you look at the substance underneath, there isn't much to see. Black culture is fast becoming a part of our heritage, history and culture. It surely makes sense to include it in our studies of literature?
    I suppose it is. I have no reason to assume they will, but I have a track record as long as an actual race track of instances where things have been assured and promised along political lines and turned out to be total lies - so I by default don't trust it until it's actually implemented.

    I have no issue with including it, provided it is as rigorously examined as texts by white authors and has to pass the same standards - so no comment to make there.
 
 
 
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