This collection of eleven essays focuses mainly on a variety of literary works by Caribbean writers.
Part One comprises critical perspectives on individual poems by A.L. Hendriks (“Neighbour, Tenth Floor”), Mervyn Morris (“Cave”), Eric Roach (“I am the Archipelago”) and Anthony McNeill (“Rimbaud Jingle”).
Part Two critiques individual novels by John Hearne (Voices Under the Window), Wilson Harris (Palace of the Peacock), George Lamming (In the Castle of My Skin) and Earl Lovelace (The Dragon Can’t Dance).
Part Three studies the works of V.S. Naipaul on his childhood and education.
Part Four analyses the Trinidad observance of Hosay/Muharram as a form of folk drama/street theatre.
The collection concludes with an Appendix which contains an exclusive record of a talk by Samuel Selvon to a few students in 1982.
Dr Kumar Mahabir is an Assistant Professor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). He obtained his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida (UF), and his B.A. and M.Phil. in Literatures in English from the University of the West Indies (UWI).
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