In Our Mad and Furious City

Written in the distinctive vernaculars of contemporary London, the novel challenges the ways in which we coexist now—and, more important, the ways in which we often fail to do so.

Author: Guy Gunaratne

Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals

ISBN: 9780374720360

Category: Fiction

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Long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize Short-listed for the 2018 Gordon Burn Prize Short-listed for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Inspired by the real-life murder of a British army soldier by religious fanatics, Guy Gunaratne’s In Our Mad and Furious City is a snapshot of the diverse, frenzied edges of modern-day London. A crackling debut from a vital new voice, it pulses with the frantic energy of the city’s homegrown grime music and is animated by the youthful rage of a dispossessed, overlooked, and often misrepresented generation. While Selvon, Ardan, and Yusuf organize their lives around soccer, girls, and grime, Caroline and Nelson struggle to overcome pasts that haunt them. Each voice is uniquely insightful, impassioned, and unforgettable, and when stitched together, they trace a brutal and vibrant tapestry of today’s London. In a forty-eight-hour surge of extremism and violence, their lives are inexorably drawn together in the lead-up to an explosive, tragic climax. In Our Mad and Furious City documents the stark disparities and bubbling fury coursing beneath the prosperous surface of a city uniquely on the brink. Written in the distinctive vernaculars of contemporary London, the novel challenges the ways in which we coexist now—and, more important, the ways in which we often fail to do so.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2021

May 2019 International Booker Prize Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
International Dylan Thomas Prize In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
Jhalak Prize In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne June The CILIP
Carnegie ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472968159

Category: Reference

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The latest edition of the bestselling guide to all you need to know about how to get published, is packed full of advice, inspiration and practical information. The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook has been guiding writers and illustrators on the best way to present their work, how to navigate the world of publishing and ways to improve their chances of success, for over 110 years. It is equally relevant for writers of novels and non-fiction, poems and scripts and for those writing for children, YA and adults and covers works in print, digital and audio formats. If you want to find a literary or illustration agent or publisher, would like to self-publish or crowdfund your creative idea then this Yearbook will help you. As well as sections on publishers and agents, newspapers and magazines, illustration and photography, theatre and screen, there is a wealth of detail on the legal and financial aspects of being a writer or illustrator.

25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

For those of us who had an elsewhere in our blood, some foreign origin, we had
richer colors and ancient callings to hear. —Guy Gunaratne, In Our Mad and
Furious City Gunaratne follows this sentence with “Fight with, more likely, and
fight ...

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324004868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A guide to the artistry that lifts a sentence from good to great. We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn’t begin to describe the ways in which these elements can combine to resonate with us as we read, to make us stop and think, laugh or cry. In 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way, master teacher Geraldine Woods unpacks powerful examples of what she instead prefers to define as “the smallest element differentiating one writer’s style from another’s, a literary universe in a grain of sand.” And that universe is very large: the hundreds of memorable sentences gathered here come from sources as wide-ranging as Edith Wharton and Yogi Berra, Toni Morrison and Yoda, T. S. Eliot and Groucho Marx. Culled from fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, song lyrics, speeches, and even ads, these exemplary sentences are celebrated for the distinctive features—whether of structure, diction, connection/comparison, sound, or extremes—that underlie their beauty, resonance, and creativity. With dry humor and an infectious enjoyment that makes her own sentences a pleasure to read, Woods shows us the craft that goes into the construction of a memorable sentence. Each chapter finishes with an enticing array of exercises for those who want to test their skill at a particular one of the featured twenty-five techniques, such as onomatopoeia (in the Sound section) or parallelism (in the Structure section). This is a book that will be treasured by word nerds and language enthusiasts, writers who want to hone their craft, literature lovers, and readers of everything from song lyrics and speeches to novels and poetry.

Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures

... as Gautam Malkani's Londonstani (2006), and, most recently, Guy Gunaratne's
In Our Mad and Furious City (2018). The long arc of this history, unfolding within
the space of a once colonial, now postcolonial city, gives substance to Achebe's ...

Author: Stefan Helgesson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110583182

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures is the first globally comprehensive attempt to chart the rich field of world literatures in English. Part I navigates different usages of the term ‘world literature’ from an historical point of view. Part II discusses a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to world literature. This is also where the handbook’s conceptualisation of ‘Anglophone world literatures’ – in the plural – is developed and interrogated in juxtaposition with proximate fields of inquiry such as postcolonialism, translation studies, memory studies and environmental humanities. Part III charts sociological approaches to Anglophone world literatures, considering their commodification, distribution, translation and canonisation on the international book market. Part IV, finally, is dedicated to the geographies of Anglophone world literatures and provides sample interpretations of literary texts written in English.

Parliamentary Debates

... the city of London Tavern at all the past periods of the world , inflicted Mr.
Owen's request , at which he delivered with such unrelenting stern severity , or a
full explanation of the plan he had in mad and furious zeal ! - If , therefore , my
view for ...

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That Reminds Me

' Yrsa Daley-Ward ___________________________________ Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell... This is the story of K. K is sent into care before a year marks his birth.

Author: Derek Owusu

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781529119053

Category: Fiction

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WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2020 ___________________________________ 'A singular achievement.' Michael Donkor, Guardian 'Heartbreaking, important and original.' Christie Watson, author of THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS 'Derek Owusu's writing is honest, moving, delicate, but tough. Once you lock on to his words, it is hard to break eye contact. A beautiful meditation on childhood, coming of age, the now, and the media. This work is heartfelt.' Benjamin Zephaniah 'Honest and beautiful.' Guy Gunaratne, author of IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY 'When writing is this honest, it soars. What an incredible use of language and truth.' Yrsa Daley-Ward ___________________________________ Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell... This is the story of K. K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown mother and a part-time father, trading the fields for flats and a community that is alien to him. Slowly, he finds friends. Eventually, he finds love. He learns how to navigate the city. But as he grows, he begins to realise that he needs more than the city can provide. He is a man made of pieces. Pieces that are slowly breaking apart That Reminds Me is the story of one young man, from birth to adulthood, told in fragments of memory. It explores questions of identity, belonging, addiction, sexuality, violence, family and religion. It is a deeply moving and completely original work of literature from one of the brightest British writers of today.

The Parliamentary Debates official Report s

... the city of London Tavern at all the past periods of the world , inflicted Mr.
Owen's request , at which he delivered with such unrelenting stern severity , or a
full explanation of the plan he bad in mad and furious zeal ! -If , therefore , my
view for ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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ISBN: CHI:28813176

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The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time

... the city of London Tavern at all the past periods of the world , inflicted Mr.
Owen's request , at which he delivered with such unrelenting stern severity , or a
full explanation of the plan he had in mad and furious zeal ! - If , therefore , my
view for ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5480973

Category: Great Britain

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The Parliamentary Debates v 1 41 Nov 1803

... have , through called at the city of London Tavern at all the past periods of the
world , inflicted Mr. Owen's request , at which he delivered with such unrelenting
stern severity , or a full explanation of the plan he had in mad and furious zeal !

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01083788O

Category: Great Britain

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Fighting Mad

The drain on our ammunition stocks was tremendous and I was furious to get a
message from India saying they estimated ... me to form a counter-attack force
outside the block to hit the Japs from behind as they flung themselves at White
City.

Author: Michael Calvert

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473814141

Category: History

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Michael Calvert was one of the legendary figures of the Second World War. He hit the headlines as 'Mad Mike' after the first Chindit campaign in 1943, with a reputation as a tough and daring leader of guerrilla troops. He was one of the first men selected for the Chindits by the controversial General Orde Wingate. He became Wingate's right-hand man - both in fierce jungle fighting and in battles against stick-in-the-mud staff officers. His speciality was penetrating behind enemy lines. Mad Mike fought in the snow and ice of Norway, in the steaming jungles of Burma, and on the battlefields of Europe where in 1945 he commanded the crack Special Air Service Brigade.

The History of Rome

... and , by their mad proceedings , our wish that you may think proper so to
attend they would have afforded Hannibal an opportuto the ... The tribunes with
his feet , among other violent outrages were scourged with rods by the
lieutenantagainst our city , on account of our ... His fleet was next day military
tribunes into chains , scourged them , shattered by a most furious tempest , and
all the made them ...

Author: Livy

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000194654

Category: Rome

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Latin Satirical Writing Subsequent to Juvenal

And so in almost all parts of the world tears follow close after our laughter , and
there comes upon us even now that word of ... 16 Concrete and localized
examples are drawn from the conditions prevailing in various cities of Gaul on the
eve of their capture by the barbarians . ... forgetful of vocation , forgetful of their
own names , gorged with food and dissolved in wine , with mad shouts and
furious revelry ...

Author: Arthur Harold Weston

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011290411

Category: Latin language

Page: 165

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The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker 1802 1853

At about eight this evening the wind increased to the most furious hurricane I ever
saw ; but most providentially it came when the tide had ceased to flow ...
Returned to Longparish ; and in Southampton heard the report confirmed that
Dan'l Paine, our mad and drunken frightener of wild fowl, was no doubt ... Busy in
the City.

Author: Peter Hawker

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097346191

Category: Fowling

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Journal of the Missouri State Convention

Proceedings of the Missouri State Convention : Held in Jefferson City, June 1863
Missouri. ... and that these passions and prejudi- ment , in their mad purpose to
extend and perces , far from being confined to the slaveholder ... Why is it that the
furious appeals to he mentioned , first of all , those who are still se- passion and
prejudice ; the broadcast misrepcessionists because Missouri is a slave State .

Author: Missouri. Constitutional Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063754159

Category: Constitutional conventions

Page: 450

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The Aldine Edition of the British Poets

... thou lettest fly thy thunder from the clouds ? Or do those flames with vain noise
us affray ? that wandering in our coasts hath bought " Mad , furious . 2 Before . A
woman , A plot for price , where she a city set EARL OF SURREY'S POEMS .

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ISBN: BL:A0024477565

Category: English poetry

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Bond of Brotherhood

1832 : mously assigned to us by our angry con“ I have just read the discourse of
Dr. temporary . ... ing alike show that the real danger to which our NIanchester
friends think really woman lies amid the wild licence of furious worthy of their city .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNWS21

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A Dictionary of the Holy Bible

The loosing of the earth the iribe of Judah , so bitterly bewailed the loss of their in
the spring produces a multitude of moist vapours ... Men rage ward blessings ,
and the word , ordinances , and inwhen they bestir themselves , as if mad and
furious ... See SHEET , RAMAH , or RamaTHA'IM ; a city of Benjamin , 417 RAI
RAM.

Author: John Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094613338

Category: Bible

Page: 534

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Journal and Proceedings of the Missouri State Convention

Held at Jefferson City , June, 1863 Missouri. ... this Governall know ; and that
these passions and prejudi- ment , in their mad purpose to extend and perces ,
far from being confined to the slaveholder ... Why is it that the furious appeals to
he mentioned , first of all , those who are still se- passion and prejudice ; the
broadcast ...

Author: Missouri. Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89073013591

Category: Constitutional conventions

Page: 380

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The New and Complete Dictionary of the English Language

Mackierelgale ( s . a cant word ) A frong breeze , a wind | Mad'efying ( pia.from
madefy ) Moiftening ; making wet suited ... MACK'YNLETH ( S. ) A town in
Montgomeryshire ; it Madg.ehowlet ( s . in orr.ithology ) an owl . ... a man
distracted ; a hutheaded furious xoruos the world ) The whole world or viable
fyftem in fellow . opposition to man who is filed the microcosm . ... upon , Of , after
, for , Nizan'der ( s . from ibe foregoing ) A meander , an intricacy . and againft : as
, “ Mad on their idols ...

Author: John Ash

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035195885

Category: English language

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The Overland Monthly

The day of which by day the Eternal City seemed a pearl our nocturnal adventure
we had accomplish- dissolving in a golden cup , and ... half way to the N- upon
which our four in the afternoon at a walled and historic minds were set . mountain
town , more dead than alive ... In answer to our angry exmation to be gathered
from him . ... exclaimed our furious Captain as he plunged after Giovan “ Is the
1885.

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ISBN: IOWA:31858028512766

Category: Indians of North America

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