Favorite Caribbean Authors

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Stolen from Africa
Samuel Selvon is by far my favourite. I started with The Lonely Londoners. It was the first book I've read that was written in Caribbean English.

Other are Michael Anthony and Errol John.

Anyone remembers Moon on a Rainbow Shawl?
 

dev

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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

You hould read the poem, of the same name. wriiten by Kamau Braitwaith. BOSS..
 

Caribsun

SocaLuvinYardieGyal
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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Andrea Levy...she has a new release called "Fruit of The Lemon" that's out now. There's a review of the book in today's Washington Post, and it's mentioned in the March issue of Essence.
 

sweetnessbk2

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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.
She's an excellent author. I read two of her other titles, When Rocks Dance & Bruised Hibiscus. Couldn't put them down.
 

Problemjaydeess

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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

.....
Why is CLR James not on this list?
 
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sebas4920

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franz fannon (martinique)

author of black faces, white masks

and

wretched of the earth

also: walter rodney (guyana)
 
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sebas4920

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Jean Rhys

is from martinique I believe... at least that is where wide sargasso sea takes place


but I think she lived in england most of the time?
 

Bake n Shark

Gangsta Boogie
Jean Rhys

is from martinique I believe... at least that is where wide sargasso sea takes place


but I think she lived in england most of the time?
Jean Rhys is from Dominica...

Wide Sargasso Sea takes place in Dominica...


She lived most of her life in Dominica.
 

Chicktitude

Chick with Spicy Attitude
Just adding to author lists with a couple recent Grenadian authors

SOme of the works are non-fiction:

Steele, Angus, A to Z of Grenada Heritage, 2007
Scoon, Sir Paul,
De Riggs, Anthony Wendell
Purcell, Joan
 

Jinjer

Will work for Sushi
Marlon James (Jamaica...his novel John Crow's Devil is a must read)

Marie Elena-John (Antigua...Unburnable)

Elizabth Nunez (Trinidad...Prospero's Daughter, Discretion and Bruised Hibiscus...loved them all)

Colin Channer (Jamaica...loved all his except Girl with the Golden Shoes)

Oonya Kempadoo (Guyana...Buxton Spice...have the other one but haven't read it yet)

errrrm..Andrea Levy, Christopher John Farley, Maryse Conde
 

Caba1

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I came across this...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOrEtP38sy0]YouTube - Good Parenting[/ame]
 
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