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Afro-Saxon psychosis or cultural schizophrenia in African-Caribbeans?: What next?

  • Hari D. Maharajh (a1)
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“Everybody in Miguel Street said that Man-man was mad, and so they left him alone, but I am not sure now that he was mad and I can think of many people much madder than Man-man was… That again was another mystery about Man-man. His accent, if you shut your eyes while he spoke, you would believe an Englishman – a good class Englishman who wasn't particular about grammar – was talking to you.” (Naipaul, 1959)

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Afro-Saxon psychosis or cultural schizophrenia in African-Caribbeans?: What next?

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