Table of contents for Rotten English : a literary anthology / Dohra Ahmad.

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Foreword 	000
Introduction: This Is Ma Trooth 	000
Section One
Raal Right Singin': Vernacular Poetry	000
Louise Bennett	000
Colonization in Reverse and Bans O'Killing	000
"Wat a joyful news, Miss Mattie, I feel like me heart 
gwine burs, Jamaica people colonizing Englan in reverse."
Edward Kamau Brathwaite	000
Wings of a Dove	000
"So beat dem drums dem, spread dem wings dem, 
watch dem fly dem, soar dem high dem, clear in the 
glory of the Lord."
Robert Burns	000
Auld Lang Syne, Highland Mary, and Bonnie Lesley	000
"We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne."
Paul Laurence Dunbar	000
"A Negro Love Song" and "When Malindy Sings"	000
"When hit comes to raal right singin', 't ain't no easy thing to do."
Langston Hughes	000
"Mother to Son" and "Po' Boy Blues"	000
"When I was home de sunshine seemed like gold. Since I come up North de whole damn world's turned cold."
Linton Kwesi Johnson	000
"Inglan Is a Bitch"	000
"Inglan is a bitch, dere's no escapin it"
Paul Keens-Douglas	000
"Wukhand"	000
"Sah, gimme a wuk nah. Ah lookin ole but ah strong."
Rudyard Kipling	000
"Tommy"	000
"Makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep, is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're 
starvation cheap."
Tom Leonard	000
"The Six O'Clock News"	000
"if a toktaboot thi trooth lik wanna yoo scruff yi widny thingk it wuz troo"
Mary McCabe	000
"Comin Back Ower the Border"	000
"Comin back ower the Border, the first ye ken ye're hame, it isna jist the biggins, the brick gien wey tae stane"
Claude McKay	000
"Quashie to Buccra"	000
"You tas'e petater an' you say it sweet, but you no know how hard we wuk fe it"
Mutabaruka	000
"Dis Poem"	000
"dis poem shall speak of the wretched sea that washed ships to these shores"
Marlene Nourbese Philip	000
"Questions! Questions!"	000
"Where she, where she, where she be, where she gone?"
Ntozake Shange	000
"no more love poems #1"	000
"ever since i realized there wuz someone callt a colored girl an evil woman a bitch or a nag i been tryin not to be that & leave bitterness in somebody else's cup"
Section Two
So Like I Say . . .: Vernacular Short Stories
Charles Chesnutt	000
"Po' Sandy"	000
"W'en Mars Marrabo's chilluns growed up en married off, dey all un 'em wanted dey daddy fer ter gin 'em Sandy fer a weddin' present."
Junot D¿az	000
"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"	000
"Oscar was a carajito who was into girls mad young."
Patricia Grace	000
"Letters from Whetu"	000
"How slack finding myself the only one of the old gang in the sixth form. How slack and BORING."
Zora Neale Hurston	000
"Spunk" and "Story in Harlem Slang"	000
"Looka theah, folkses!" cried Elijah Mosley, slapping his leg gleefully. "Theah they go, big as life an' brassy as tacks."
John Kasaipwalova	000
"Betel Nut Is Bad Magic for Airplanes"	000
"We was standing about thirty of we, waiting to catch our things. We was chewing plenty buwa like civilized people. We was not spitting or making rubbish."
Earl Lovelace	000
"Joebell and America"	000
"Joebell find that he seeing too much hell in Trinidad so he make up his mind to leave and go away."
Rohinton Mistry	000
"The Ghost of Firozsha Baag"	000
"First time I saw a ghost here and people found out, how much fun they made of me. Calling me crazy, saying it is time for old ayah to go back to Goa, back to her muluk, she is seeing things."
Mark Twain	000
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and 
"A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It"	000
"I was bawn down 'mongst de slaves; I knows all 'bout slavery, 'case I ben one of 'em my own se'f."
Irvine Welsh	000
"A Soft Touch" and "Granny's Old Junk"	000
"It wis good fir a while wi Katriona, but she did wrong by me."
Thomas Wolfe	000
"Only the Dead Know Brooklyn"	000
"It'd take a guy a lifetime to know Brooklyn t'roo and t'roo. An' even den, yuh wouldn't know it all."
Section Three
I Wanna Say I Am Somebody: Selections from Vernacular Novels	000
Peter Carey	000
from True History of the Kelly Gang	000
"My 1st memory is of Mother breaking eggs into a bowl and crying that Jimmy Quinn my 15 yr. old uncle were arrested by the traps."
Roddy Doyle	000
from The Snapper	000
"You should've come to us earlier-before, yeh know-an' said you were goin' to get pregnant."
Alan Duff	000
from Once Were Warriors	000
"Good luck to you, white man, for being born into your sweet world, and bad luck to you, Beth Heke, for being married to an arsehole. And yet I love him. Just can't help myself, I love the black, fist-happy bastard."
Jonathan Safran Foer	000
"An Overture to the Commencement of a 
Very Rigid Journey," from Everything is Illuminated	000
"I dig American movies. I dig Negroes, particularly Michael Jackson. I dig to disseminate very much currency at famous nightclubs in Odessa."
Uzodinma Iweala	000
from Beasts of No Nation	000
"I am not bad boy. I am not bad boy. I am soldier and soldier is not bad if he is killing."
Oonya Kempadoo	000
"Baywatch and de Preacher," from Tide Running	000
"Is the same sea that does reach everywhere."
R. Zamora Linmark	000
"Face," from Rolling the R's	000
"You know, I one virgin when come for findin' the right words for explain that what I do and how I feel are not the same."
Guatam Malkani	000
from Londonistani	000
"Shudn't b callin us Pakis, innit, n dirrty gora."
Frances Molloy	000
from No Mate for the Magpie	000
"Way a wee screwed up protestant face an' a head of black hair a was born, in a state of original sin. Me ma didn't like me, but who's te blame the poor woman, sure a didn't look like a catholic wain atall."
Sapphire	000
from Push	000
"I don't know what 'realism' mean but I do know what REALITY is and it's a mutherfucker, lemme tell you."
Ken Saro-Wiwa	000
from Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English	000
"So, although everyone was happy at first, after some time, everything began to spoil small by small and they were saying that trouble have started."
Samuel Selvon	000
from The Housing Lark	000
"But is no use dreaming. Is no use lying down there on your backside and watching the wallpaper, as if you expect the wall to crack open and money to come pouring out, a nice woman, a house to live in, food, 
cigarettes, rum."
Section Four
A New English: Essays on Vernacular Literature	000
Chinua Achebe	000
"The African Writer and the English Language"	000
Gloria Anzald¿a	000
"How to Tame a Wild Tongue"	000
James Baldwin	000
"If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?"	000
Edward Kamau Brathwaite	000
from History of the Voice: The Development of Nation 
Language in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry	000
Thomas Macaulay	000
from "Minute on Indian Education"	000
Gabriel Okara	000
"African Speech . . . English Words"	000
Marlene Nourbese Philip	000
"The Absence of Writing or How I Almost Became a Spy"	000
Amy Tan	000
"Mother Tongue"	000
Glossary	000
Suggestions for Further Reading	000
Acknowledgments	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English literature.
English-speaking countries -- Literary collections.
Dialect literature, English.