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    Favorite Caribbean Authors

    Ok there are quite a few Caribbean authors, many of whom some of you who went to school in the Caribbean might have read. Who are your favorites or who are thouse you've read and may not have liked. Trying to up my reading and support of Caribbean works.

    Some I've read are:

    Merle Collins
    Michael Anthony (Loved his Greens days by the River and others from that series)
    V S Naipaul (disappointed with his views of his homeland)
    Derek Walcott
    Jamaica Kincaid

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    I don't care too much for V.S. Naipaul, however, I do enjoy his books. Also I am a fan of Samuel Selvon and Michael Anthony.

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    Most of the ones you just listed.

    Michael Anthony( Green days is one ah mi fav. books Shelly how could u?

    V.S. Naipaul( Books are good)

    There's another author but I won't even try to spell his name. I would just mess it up horribly.

    I want to read more WEst Indian novels but the library doesn't have that wide of a slection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boongie Boongie
    I don't care too much for V.S. Naipaul, however, I do enjoy his books. Also I am a fan of Samuel Selvon and Michael Anthony.
    Oh yeah I forgot Samuel Selvon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicktitude
    Ok there are quite a few Caribbean authors, many of whom some of you who went to school in the Caribbean might have read. Who are your favorites or who are thouse you've read and may not have liked. Trying to up my reading and support of Caribbean works.

    Some I've read are:

    Merle Collins
    Michael Anthony (Loved his Greens days by the River and others from that series)
    V S Naipaul (disappointed with his views of his homeland)
    Derek Walcott
    Jamaica Kincaid

    .....
    I agree with your opinion of Naipaul.

    Suggestion: George Lamming's In the Castle of My Skin...good book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincyprincess
    I agree with your opinion of Naipaul.

    Suggestion: George Lamming's In the Castle of My Skin...good book.
    Cool that's a name I was trying to remember. I read that one it was a very good read. Have you also read his Of Age and Innocence I think?

    This also brings to mind a couple others

    Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (don't remember where she is from exactly)

    My Bones and my Flute (Guyanese/Surinamese author of Dutch origin I believe - can't recall his name)

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    Colin Channer out of Jamaica is good. Read Waiting in Vain.
    Also Edwidge Danticat.
    There is a book that you should be able to find pretty easy called Blue Latitudes. It's a group of excerpts from Caribbean authors I never heard of. And many of the stories are excellent.

    try www.bn.com

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    i love love love v.s. naipaul's selection, i jus put another one of his books on hold.

    also merle hodge and i never read micheal anthony, but i go see if he available at mih library!!!




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    Earl Lovelace is the best caribbean author I have read.

    V.S. Naipaul is a good writer but I dislike his views.

    Shiav Naipaul is good too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicktitude View Post
    Cool that's a name I was trying to remember. I read that one it was a very good read. Have you also read his Of Age and Innocence I think?

    This also brings to mind a couple others

    Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (don't remember where she is from exactly)
    My Bones and my Flute (Guyanese/Surinamese author of Dutch origin I believe - can't recall his name)

    I believe she's from Dominica but moved back to England when she was in her teens. That's why she always wrote about not fitting in etc.

    We were discussing her life and impacton Caribbean women writers a bit in Lit. class .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boongie Boongie View Post
    I don't care too much for V.S. Naipaul, however, I do enjoy his books. Also I am a fan of Samuel Selvon and Michael Anthony.
    Co-sign wholeheartedly

    I'm also a big fan of Michael Anthony (The Year In San Fernando, in particular).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXA_Princess View Post
    I believe she's from Dominica but moved back to England when she was in her teens. That's why she always wrote about not fitting in etc.

    We were discussing her life and impacton Caribbean women writers a bit in Lit. class .
    Yeah...Jeah Rhys was born in Dominica (couldn't move 'back' to England...she is Dominican, so maybe she 'moved' there?)

    Wide Sargasso Sea is very good. Earl Lovelace as someone mentioned is also very good as is Edwige Danticat (even though I'm not a huge fan yet).

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    i heard elizabeth nunez (she's from trinidad) speak the other day. read her latest book prospero's daughter and it was an excellent read. didn't want to put it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark View Post
    Earl Lovelace as someone mentioned is also very good as is Edwige Danticat (even though I'm not a huge fan yet).
    Haven't read him, I'll check him out.

    Quote Originally Posted by soca junkie View Post
    i heard elizabeth nunez (she's from trinidad) speak the other day. read her latest book prospero's daughter and it was an excellent read. didn't want to put it down.
    Read a clip of prospero's daughter somewhere but not the whole story

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