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An Island Is a World
     

An Island Is a World

by Sam Selvon
 

"He had been brought up as a Trinidadian . . . In a small island that no one knew anything about."
In the post-War Caribbean colony, as an earlier generation thinks of returning to India, Foster, a young man, goes to England and Rufis his brother leaves for the United States, each in search of himself and his world.
Combining his characteristic

Overview

"He had been brought up as a Trinidadian . . . In a small island that no one knew anything about."
In the post-War Caribbean colony, as an earlier generation thinks of returning to India, Foster, a young man, goes to England and Rufis his brother leaves for the United States, each in search of himself and his world.
Combining his characteristic humour with a vivid sense of place, Selvon's An Island is a World tells a moving story of personal and intellectual quest in our time.

With an introduction by Kenneth Ramchand.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"His evocative descriptions...his humorous affectionate portrayal of character and his subtle use of folklore...are evidence of a master yarn-spinner." —The Globe and Mail

"Selvon writes with great charm." —The New York Times

"A...lyrical, moving writer." —New Statesman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780920661345
Publisher:
Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

The author of more than a dozen books, Sam Selvon was one of the most important writers to have emerged in the West Indies. After spending two decades in England, he lived in Calgary, Alberta.

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