The Bowling Was Superfine: West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket

The Bowling Was Superfine: West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket

by Stewart Brown
     
 

With poems, stories, extracts from novels, essays, speeches, and cricket journalism, this account is a multifaceted portrait of the significance of cricket to the Caribbean and the attraction of Caribbean cricket to the outside world. From the global playing fields to the bumpier village fields and sugar estates, this is a celebration of those who forged an

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With poems, stories, extracts from novels, essays, speeches, and cricket journalism, this account is a multifaceted portrait of the significance of cricket to the Caribbean and the attraction of Caribbean cricket to the outside world. From the global playing fields to the bumpier village fields and sugar estates, this is a celebration of those who forged an art out of a game, transformed a colonial sport into the cutting edge of Caribbean nationalism, and, in the 1970s and 1980s, changed forever the nature of the game.

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"This is a sweeping, large-hearted, red-blooded collection of Caribbean poetry, fiction, drama and essays with cricket at the centre." —www.ESPNCricInfo.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845230548
Publisher:
Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publication date:
12/31/2011
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Brown is the former director of and a current lecturer at the Center of West African Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is the former editor of Now magazine and the editor of The Art of Derek Walcott, The Art of Kamau Brathwaite, and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. He is also the author of several poetry collections, including Lugard’s Bridge. Ian McDonald is a poet, novelist, playwright, and sugar industry advocate. He is the author of Jaffo the Calypsonian and the Hummingbird Tree, which was made into a BBC film.

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