Saturday, June 26, 2010

TRINIDADIAN WRITING: a dying artform?

Interview with Lisa Allen-Agostini and Roslyn Carrington on reading, writing and publishing in the Caribbean, esp Trinidad & Tobago.

NO PUBLISHERS AND FEW LOCAL INFLUENCES: prominent Trinidadian authors discuss the state and fate of Trinidadian writing

“History is built around achievement and creation, and nothing was created in the West Indies.”

These are the words of Trinidad’s most famous author, Nobel Prize laureate V.S. Naipaul – famous, perhaps, not so much for the accolades behind his name, but for his refusal to attribute his success to his home country ever since migrating to England in 1950.

Yet Trinidad still boasts his brilliance as a writer, tacking him onto the scanty list of literary successes.

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