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The Penguin book of Caribbean short stories

Author: E A Markham
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
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"Spanning the history of the genre, this major anthology reflects the enormous diversity and richness of Caribbean writing." "E. A. Markham's generous selection includes pre-Columbian legends and myths deriving from India and Africa, a mildly Gothic tale from Frank Collymore, updated Anancy stories from Andrew Salkey, a sermon preached by a bishop and the documented experience of Sistren in the 1970s. Many of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Penguin book of Caribbean short stories.
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1996
(OCoLC)657130100
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E A Markham
ISBN: 0140245030 9780140245035
OCLC Number: 36273767
Description: xliv, [1], 416 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: From The laughter of the Wapishanas / Wilson Harris --
Time when Tiger did go sick / James Berry --
Anancy and commonsense / Louise Bennett --
From Island sketchbook narratives ; Anancy and Jeffrey Amherst / Andrew Salkey --
God's special mark / Wilfred Wood --
Sakchulee and the rich gentleman / Kenneth Vidia Parmasad --
My Uncle Dalloo / Seepersad Naipaul --
A working woman / Sistren Theatre Collective --
One bubby Susan / Erna Brodber --
Dream Chad : a story / Kamau Brathwaite --
Mattie and her sweetman / Claude McKay --
The man who loved attending funerals / Frank Collymore --
Fishy waters / Jean Rhys --
The wharf rats / Eric Walrond --
Triumph / C.L.R. James --
Look out / Roger Mais --
Song of sixpence ; My girl and the city / Sam Selvon --
The departure / Garth St Omer --
The baker's story / V.S. Naipaul --
Barbados / Paule Marshall --
I hanging on, praise God! / Austin Clarke --
A brief conversion / Earl Lovelace --
Miss Joyce and Bobcat / E.A. Markham --
Cats in the eyes of the pig / N.D. Williams --
Crow / Clyde Hosein --
I-calypso / Hazel D. Campbell --
Waiting for jumbies to cross / Wayne Brown --
Country of the one eye God ; You think I mad, miss? / Olive Senior --
Moro / Willi Chen --
You left the door open ; Eat labba and drink creek water / Pauline Melville --
The house of funerals / Lawrence Scott --
Moon / Lorna Goodison --
Song of Roland / Jamaica Kincaid --
Baby / Makeda Silvera --
Security / Neil Bissoondath --
Full stop / Alecia McKenzie.
Other Titles: Caribbean short stories
Responsibility: edited by E.A. Markham.

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"Spanning the history of the genre, this major anthology reflects the enormous diversity and richness of Caribbean writing." "E. A. Markham's generous selection includes pre-Columbian legends and myths deriving from India and Africa, a mildly Gothic tale from Frank Collymore, updated Anancy stories from Andrew Salkey, a sermon preached by a bishop and the documented experience of Sistren in the 1970s. Many of the stories are an evocative reminder of the turbulent history of the regionenforced transportation of Africans, East Indian indenture and subsequent migration. There are stories from Eric Walrond and Claude McKay, who contributed to the Harlem Renaissance, and works of social realism by, among others, C. L. R. James and Seepersad Naipaul, part of the literary awakening in Trinidad in the late 1920s."--BOOK JACKET.

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