C.L.R. James, Vanity Fair and the audience

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2011 Number 73

C.L.R. James, Vanity Fair and the audience
Andrew Smith pages -


Focussing on locally-owned newspapers in colonial West Africa, this essay presents a history of reading in the colonies which experiments with reading beyond, or reading outside, the anti-colonial nationalist perspective that prevails over newspaper history. The essay asks what kind of ‘information’ about the values, attitudes, aspirations and articulations of diverse colonial readerships can be extrapolated from the indigenous press, and about the manner in which ‘non-readers’ in West Africa interacted with printed forms, including the newspaper.

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Andrew Smith (2011) C.L.R. James, Vanity Fair and the audience, New Formations, 2011(73), -

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