Ferdinand Dennis: Behind the Frontlines: Journey into Afro-Britain (1893 words)


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Ferdinand Dennis’s first text, Behind the Frontlines: Journey into Afro-Britain (1988), received the Martin Luther King Memorial prize in 1988, and reveals the multifaceted nature of Afro-British culture. Dennis’s subject position – a Caribbean-born individual who grew up in London – allows him to pass behind the frontlines and access the seemingly closed community of first and second generation black migrants in Britain. Written in the first person, Behind the Frontlines describes Dennis’s journey around Britain, during which he visits the black communities in some of Britain’s major cities, namely Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and London. Throughout the narrative, it …

Citation: Aatkar, Sofia. "Behind the Frontlines: Journey into Afro-Britain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 September 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35705, accessed 21 June 2021.]

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