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COMING COMING HOME
Western Education and the Caribbean Intellectual
includes the monograph Western Education and the Caribbean Intellectual, and as Rex Nettleford writes in the introduction, the book is proving to be “part of the current discourse which targets the historical, cultural and scientific implications of the pan-hemispheric encounters that will continue to be of global importance well into the twenty-first century.”
"George Lamming, one of the Caribbean's finest intellects and foremost literary artists...summons us to the urgency of our obligations. The elegance of his utterance should not in any way detract from the gravity of the challenge...The Lamming monographs are themselves part of the current discourse which targets the historical, cultural and scientific implications of the pan-hemispheric encounters that will continue to be of global importance well into the twenty-first century."
- Rex Nettleford, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies.
we are looking to explore the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Curacao and some of the South American countries with links to the Caribbean, as well as the Hispanic community in North America.
Born in Carrington Village, Barbados, GEORGE LAMMING taught in Trinidad and Venezuela before going to England in 1950. In England, he worked in a factory and also hosted a book program for the BBC West Indian Service while pursuing his writing. Lamming's works are a panorama of West Indian history with a strong sense of nationalism. In the Castle of My Skin (1953) is at least partially autobiographical in its presentation of the protagonist's growing sense of individuality and his consequent estrangement from the village and folk community. The subsequent exile of this protagonist is told in The Emigrants (1954), his return is the focus in Of Age and Innocence (1958), and the reclamation of his heritage is the major theme in Season of Adventure (1960). His novels focus on the social and economic changes taking place in the Caribbean, and he uses his protagonists as mouthpieces for his own ideas.
Most of Lamming’s books, such as the landmark childhood novel (1953), (1960), a highly influential collection of essays, and the novel (1971) were published in London or New York. The Spanish edition of () was published in 1979 in Havana. Currently the University of Michigan appears to have issued in a virtual Lamming renaissance in the USA with its re-prints and reported plans to re-print a number of his titles starting in 1991 with.
Lamming lives in his native Barbados and travels and lectures regularly at universities, conferences, and literary events in the Caribbean and the USA.
English | paperback | 103 pages | House of Nehesi Publishers | St. Martin | 2000