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Sunday, 3 February 2013

More Stella background details

I noted (but could not find much more detail about) Stella Browne's 1933 remarks about 'the increasing and already valuable contributions to distinctively modern thought and art' being made by 'the coloured races'.

Recently came across in Evelyne White's Winifred Holtby As I Knew Her (1939) allusion to Holtby's interest not merely in the 'colour question' in Africa but the various literary, artistic and musical developments in the USA - 'all the eager self-expression and adventurousness of the young American negro writers and dancers and painters... there is hope in it'.

This would pretty much have been around the time they were in contact with one another, and, presumably, sharing ideas and discoveries.

Should still like to know more about this.

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