Checking Out My History - Context

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  • Created on: 23-05-18 06:56
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  • Checking Out My History
    • His poetry achieved its purpose to some extent
      • In 2016, a statue of Mary Seacole was erected in London
    • Often uses non-standard phonetic spelling
      • Represents his own accent
    • His poetry often challenges racism and prejudice
    • Agard was born in Guyana in 1949 and moved to Britain in 1977
    • He became a touring lecturer for the Commonwealth Institute, travelling to schools throughout the UK to promote a better understanding of Caribbean culture


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