Wayde Compton and the African-Canadian background of his work
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Vienna (Anglistik), course: Popular Literature in Canada, language: English, abstract: The following paper is concerned with the artist Wayde Compton and the African-Canadian background of his work. In the beginning, Compton s life as well as some insights into the historical and socio-cultural background that characterize the author s life and his works will be described. A discussion on Compton s view on topics such as Black Englishes, Hip Hop oralities and Turntable Pluralities follows, after which the paper will provide some information on the poetry collection Performance Bond as well as other works by Wayde Compton. After an explanation concering the field of 'Hip Hop aesthetics' as well as a discussion of Compton s poem 'Declaration of the Halfrican Nation', the paper concludes with a presentation of 'mixed-race' or 'hyphenated' writers and their work aside from Wayde Compton.
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