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Rotten English A Literary AnthologyDid anyone else know that The Brief Wondeous

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of Oscar was A Short Story Before short story before turned into a novel It s in here So much vernacular it s hard not to read it out loud in accents as so much is written honetically Fun fun fun and maddening on train rides for that reason An excellent collection of The Wingman Chronicles pieces written in different nonstandard vernaculars of English African American Carribean Scottish mestiza and many others A nice historical range as well from Twain and Kipling to theresentMy one uibble It seems "To Me That The "me that the of many of the ieces has to do with what they are about than how they are written But even still the volume showcases a wide variety of alt voices If you have ever felt less than because your English is flawed read this to realize how much what we erceive as standard English is simply another dialect codified and enforced on non native speakers as a tool of imperialism and domination As a Caribbean born man it was a The Best Of Saint Louis pleasure to see my native tongue and its variations given central status on theage I haven t been the same as a writer since then Brilliant I always enjoyed reading the mole speech in Brian Jaues Redwall series I never knew there was a whole category classifying this style of writing and Rotten English has completely open my eyes to itOriginal and The Brother-Offended Checklist pure This is my dream anthology vernacular Englishoetry stories and essays from around the world Brilliant Combines Robert Burns Zora Neale Hurston Junot D az and the essay that helped launch my thesis The Absence of Writing Or How I Almost Became a Spy by M NourbeSe Philip A delicious Rotten English spans the globe to offer an overview of the best non standard English writing of the ast two centuries with a focus on the most recent decades 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 atois Detour (Something in Common, pidgin or in the words of Nigerian novelist Ken Saro Wiwa rotten EnglishThe 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 Englishays tribute to the changes English has undergone as it has become a global languageContentsRaal right singin' vernacular oetry Colonization in reverse and Bans O'killing by Louise BennettWings of a dove by Kamau BrathwaiteAuld lang sy. Ead for ostcolonialists everywhere A really interesting collection I have been turned on to many new authors and their works by reading this I love how uniue each voice is and how this book celebrates the uniueness and Good Authority Good Authority power of language This is a greatost colonial anthology It uses the English language as its lens revealing the oppression and cultural metamorphosis that societies who are the victims of imperialism undergo Language here is also a battleground Countries from around the world are represented here as they take English the most rominent symbol of their oppression and they change it molding it into something different that they can claim ALSO THE IDEA OF ROTTEN ENGLISH WITH ITS NON the idea of rotten English with its non to standard grammar spelling and ronunciation sure does Captives of New Pompeii (New Pompeii, piss someeople off Got into this because of ast avoidance of dialectsThought this might be just a joke but it s not Terrific anthology fascinating excerpts very good analysis of evolving language The title is from a comment by Nigerian This has been one of the set texts for my final bachelor s Linguistics class and it has been an absolute leasure and Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, priviledge to be able to learn from it The selection is incredibleerfectly curated I ve got an unending respect for Dohra Ahmad s work and would highly recommend anything by her to anyoneHilariously yesterday I accidentally ended up eavesdropping on an interview between one of the PhD student scientists who works at my university and a journalist for BBC World After finishing their interview they had a Alfie Outdoors passionate and very awkward discussion about the dangers of being seen. Ne Highland Mary and Bonnie Lesley by Robert BurnsA negro love song and When Malindy sings by Paul Laurence DunbarMother to son and Po' boy blues by Langston HughesInglan is a bitch by Linton Kwesi JohnsonWukhand by Paul Keens DouglasTommy by Rudyard KiplingUnrelated incidents no3 by Tom LeonardComin back ower the border by Mary McCabeuashie to Buccra by Claude McKayDisoem by Mutabarukauestions uestions by M NourbeSe Philipno love oems #1 by Ntozake ShangeSo like I say vernacular short stories Po' Sandy by Charles ChestnuttThe brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot DiazLetters from Whetu by Patricia GraceSpunk and Story in Harlem slang by Zora Neale HurstonBetel nut is bad magic for airplanes by John KasaipwalovaJoebell and America by Earl LovelaceThe ghost of Firozsha Baag by Rohinton MistryThe celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County and A True story repeated word for word as I heard it by Mark TwainA soft touch and Granny's old junk by Irvine WelshOnly the dead know Brooklyn by Thomas Wolfe I wanna say I am somebody selections from vernacular.
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As holding an ideology the kind that happens between two Howard Stern Comes Again people veryolitely disagreeing and misunderstanding eachother I wanted to apologise for eavesdropping and thank them for the riveting lecture my coffee break had turned into but was only able to catch the journalist while the scientist left Upon finding out that I was reading Productive Paradoxes by Ahmad and Nero re vernacular literature the journalist in out that I was reading Productive Paradoxes by Ahmad and Nero re vernacular literature the journalist in excitedly recommended a speech by David Foster Wallace in which he tells students how it s all well and good for them to write in vernacular but there s a good reason why we all function and operate in the ueen s English you know so don t shoot yourself in the feet I think the irony about ideologies was lost on him and I Spellbound probably left him thinking my academic integrity is seriously compromisedSo there ya have it folks linguisticurism is alive well damaging and having a coffee right behind you I was already fully convinced of the urgency of Ahmad and my Rotten English course s arguments and content but apparently the world felt it necessary to heavy handedly reiterate It s a thoughtful collection of essays short stories or excerpts and oetry in non standard English their humorous explanation of rotten English when it is farthest from the truth If there were names you didn t know you were exposed to them in this collection and truth If there were names you didn t know you were exposed to them in this collection and assured some of the best representations are there as well I didn t read it cover to cover but skimmed what I was interested in read introductions and information about some of the authors and their works and some of the works themselves. Novels from True history of the Kelly Gang by Peter Careyfrom The snapper by Roddy Doylefrom Once there were warriors by Alan DuffAn overture to the commencement of a very rigid journey by Jonathan Safran Foerfrom Beasts of no nation by Uzodinma IwealaBaywatch and de reacher from Tide running by Oonya KempadooFace from Rolling the R's by R Zamora Linmarkfrom Londonstani by Gautam Malkanifrom No mate for the magpie by Frances Molloyfrom Push by Sapphirefrom Sozaboy a novel in rotten English by Ken Saro Wiwafrom The housing lark by Sam Selvon A new English essays on vernacular literature The African writer and the English language by Chinua AchebeHow to tame a wild tongue by Gloria AnzalduaIf Black English isn't a language then tell me what is by James Baldwinfrom History of the voice the development of nation language in Anglophone Caribbean Writing Myths poetry by Kamau Brathwaitefrom Minute on Indian education by Thomas MacaulayAfrican speech English words by Gabriel OkaraThe absence of writing or How I almost became a spy by M NourbeSe PhilipMother tongue by Amy Tan.

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