Color Me English: Reflections on Migration and Belonging

Color Me English: Reflections on Migration and Belonging

Caryl Phillips

An “arresting . . . bracing and affecting quantity” (Booklist) that “brims with interest and cosmopolitanism” (Publishers Weekly), Color Me English was once hailed within the Guardian as the most effective books of 2011 via Blake Morrison. This compilation of essays from award-winning writer Caryl Phillps is “a polymorphous satisfaction that often keeps at its middle the proposal of id: the way it is developed, the way it is thrust upon us, how we will be able to switch it” (The Independent).

A daring mirrored image on race and tradition throughout nationwide obstacles, Color Me English contains touching tales from Phillips’s formative years in England; his years residing and educating within the usa throughout the turbulent instances of Sep 11; and his travels throughout Europe and Africa, the place he engages with mythical writers James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Chinua Achebe, and Ha Jin. Featured on radio courses together with The Leonard Lopate Show and The Diane Rehm Show and coated in Salon, the Huffington Post, and Essence, Color Me English is a gorgeous assortment from Phillips, who “writes splendidly crafted, deeply meditative treatises . . . [that are] regularly attention-grabbing and informative” (Quarterly Black Review).

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