Fiction. Caribbean Studies. A novel of a personal and intellectual quest in postwar Trinidad. In the post-war Caribbean colony, as an earlier generation thinks of returning to India, Foster, a young man, goes to England and his brother Rufus 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.
Sam Selvon was born in Trinidad, where he completed his first novel, A Brighter Sun, which brought him instant recognition. Later he moved to the UK, where he spent more than twenty years and wrote most of his major works. The Lonely Londoners, his tale of the West Indian immigrant experience, is considered a modern classic. He is widely recognized as one of the major Caribbean writers to have emerged in the postwar era and has been awarded the Guggenheim fellowship.Author City: CALGARY, AB CAN