Fear the talking dread!

Henry, William Anthony (2018) Fear the talking dread! The Wire Magazine, London, UK.

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The article considers that language as a cultural artefact invariably carries with it a notion of an incorporation of divergent traditions because, like any other ‘culture’, it is not static: it recreates (according to countless determining environmental factors at any given period) and not just replicates. Here I argue that it is this notion of replication that has been used as a weapon against black people from the former colonies who, because of their accents, dialects or whatever, were dismissed as not being able to ‘speak proper’! In other words, because many who sought to understand black expression in Britain failed to recognise it was a conscious choice to use dread talk or patwa to challenge the Queen’s English, a crucial aspect of contemporaneous British history and culture remains ‘hidden’ in the wider public arena.

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Subjects: Music
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Depositing User: William Anthony Henry
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:10
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5679


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