H when it is farthest from the truth If there were names you didn t know you were exposed to them in this collection and rest 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 This has been one of the set texts for my final bachelor s Linguistics and it been an absolute pleasure and priviledge to be able to learn from it The selection is incredible perfectly
Curated I Ve Got I ve got unending respect for Dohra Ahmad s work and would highly recommend anything by her to anyoneHilariously yesterday I accident Got into this because of past avoidance of dialectsThought this might be ust a oke but it s not Terrific anthology fascinating excerpts very good analysis of e This is a great post 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 batt. 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 *and Po' boy blues by Langston HughesInglan is a bitch by Linton Kwesi JohnsonWukhand by Paul Keens DouglasTommy by Rudyard incidents no3 by Tom LeonardComin back ower the border by Mary McCabeuashie to Buccra by Claude McKayDis poem by Mutabarukauestions uestions by M NourbeSe Philipno love poems #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 umping 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 unk by Irvine WelshOnly the dead know Brooklyn by Thomas Wolfe I wanna say I am somebody selections from vernacular. Leground Countries from around the world are represented here as
they take English the most prominent symbol of their oppression and they change it molding it into take English the most prominent symbol of their oppression and they change it molding it into different that they can claim Also the idea of rotten English with its non compliance to standard grammar spelling and pronunciation sure does piss some people off 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 power of language This is my dream anthology vernacular English poetry 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 read for postcolonialists everywhere 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 pure. 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 ourney by Jonathan Safran Foerfrom Beasts of no nation by Uzodinma IwealaBaywatch and de preacher from Tide running by Oonya KempadooFace *From Rolling The R's *Rolling the R's 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 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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Your English Is *flawed ReadEnglish is *flawed read to realize how much what we perceive as standard English is simply another dialect codified and enforced on *read this to realize how much what we perceive as standard English is simply another dialect codified and enforced on native speakers as a tool of imperialism and domination As a Caribbean born man it was a pleasure to see my native tongue and its variations given central status on the page I haven t been the same as a writer since then An excellent collection of 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 the presentMy one uibble It seems to me that t did anyone else know that The Brief Wondeous Life of Oscar Wao was a short story before it 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 phonetically Fun fun fun and maddening on train rides for that reason It s a thoughtful collection of essays short stories or excerpts and poetry in non standard English their humorous explanation of rotten Englis. Rotten English spans the globe to offer #an overview of the best non standard English writing of the past two centuries with a # overview of the best non standard English writing of the past two centuries with a 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 patois 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 English pays tribute to the changes English has undergone as it has become a global languageContentsRaal right singin' vernacular poetry Colonization in reverse and Bans O'killing by Louise BennettWings of a dove by Kamau BrathwaiteAuld lang sy. ,