My Father Was An Englishman

Peter Karuna

1992, 15:00 minutes, colour, English


"A personal tribute to my father, who endured the indignities of British colonialism and racism in Sri Lanka, and later in Britain. His story is linked to my own experience in Canada, and to the 'Mister Johnson' stereotype of the colonised African." -P.K.

"Un hommage à mon père, qui dût subir les indignités du colonialisme et du racisme britanniques au Sri Lanka ainsi qu'en Grande Bretagne. Ce récit est lié à ma propre expérience au Canada et au stéréotype de l'Africain colonisé: Mister Johnson." -P.K.

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Critical Writing

My Father Was An Englishman
by Jane Gordon. Fuse, 1992, v. 16, no. 1.