Caribbean New Wave Contemporary Short Stories Stewart Brown

  • Heineman International
  • Year of publishing: 1990
  • Place of publishing: Oxford
  • ISBN: 043598814X
  • Language: English

A taste of the energy, commitment and talent of a whole new wave of Caribbean writing is offered in this anthology.

Acting as a forum for both up-and -coming and internationally acclaimed writers, Caribbean New Wave is compiled of stories grounded in the lived experience of the contemporary Caribbean. The authors represented here have built on the achievements of names such as V S Naipaul, Sam Selvon and Wilson Harris who all rode the first wave to break on the literary shores of Britian and America in the 1950s and 60s, finding that the medium of the short story provided them with the ideal 'way of saying' for their particular concerns and audience.

Many of the writers in this collection were not even born when the first 'wave' broke, most were unknown ten

years ago and even those who have made international reputations- James Berry, Jamaica Kincaid, Earl Lovelace, Olive Senior for example- have essentially done so in the last decade.

Delving into aspects of adolescense as well as adulthood, domesticity as well as social and cultural change, the authors all express particular concerns with a passion which can only evolve from true life experience and, as a result, each tale is easily accessible to a wide audience throughout modern society. New Wave offers a good 'way in' to Caribbean writing for people reading Caribbean literature for the first time, and, for serious students of Caribbean life and letters, it provides a unique insight into 'life' in the Caribbean today.


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