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Title: Mr Loverman and the Men in Black British fiction : the representation of black men in black British fiction
Author: Evaristo, Bernardine
ISNI:       0000 0001 1076 9989
Awarding Body: Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Current Institution: Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis consists of two parts. The first part, the creative writing component, is an 82,000 word novel called Mr Loverman, about a seventy-four year old closet homosexual Antiguan man who has lived in London for fifty years and is making the decision to leave his wife of fifty years and move in with his long term male lover. The second part of this thesis is a 30,000 word critical commentary entitled The Representation of Black Men in Black British Fiction. This is an investigation into how black men have been portrayed by black novelists in novels from the 1950s onwards. It examines the field’s interests and critical perspectives, gender balances and generational trends. The commentary also examines the decision-making creative process of writing Mr Loverman and looks at how it disrupts expectations of heterosexuality and reconfigures postcolonial experience by prioritizing sexuality over race.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral