West indian literature

Derrick Walcott: A Maker and Changer of West Indian Literature – Pt 2 | Entertainment

(Part 2 of an article based on an interview with Dr Edward Baugh, author of a recent biography of Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. Part 1 was published last Friday.) BAUGH’s “FIRST meeting” with Walcott turned him on, he told me,…

Derek Walcott: A Creator and Changer of Caribbean Literature – Pt 1 | Entertainment

(Part 1 of an article based on an interview with Dr. Edward Baugh at UWI.) “DEREK WALCOTT was one of the creators and changers of West Indian literature. It was the summary by Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh of the University…

Survey on the “hinterland” of West Indian literature

The tragic muse Oh my God This is my meditation now, before I pray. I think of Mozart, at the heart of its civilization, deserted, not even granted dignity a decent burial. I think of Christ crucified Die in agony,…

Reprints highlight Kyk-Over-Al’s service to Guyanese and Caribbean literature

The event of calm I The mountains slowly emerge out of the mist and clouds This is the epitome of the event of silence when the sun is hot and filled with distant barking of dogs inevitably rises in the…

Stewart Brown examines the treatment of cricket in Caribbean literature

The Guyanese Literature Prize, in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Education, organized a “Guyanese Literature Festival” a week ago. It was actually a festival of Caribbean literature. Over a period of five days, there were…

What is West Indian literature?

West Indian literature or Caribbean literature provides an excellent illustration of the currently accepted understanding of what literature means. What is considered the literature of a people? Particularly with regard to West Indian literature, this is well indicated by what…