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An Island is a World

 

Sam Selvon

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 Rufus his brother 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

“Selvon writes with great charm”
—The New York Times


"His evocative descriptions . . . his humourous affectionate portrayal of character and his subtle use of folklore . . . are evidence of a master yarn-spinner." 
—The Globe and Mail


Sam Selvon was born in Trinidad, where he completed his first novel, A Brighter Sun, which brought him instant recognition. Later he moved to UK, where he spent more than twenty years and wrote most of his major works. He is widely recognized as one of the major Caribbean writers to have emerged in the post-War era and has been awarded the Guggenheim fellowship.
 
Also by Sam Selvon:

  Those Who Eat the Cascadura (1990)
  novel
  paperback; $17.95
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Fiction / Novel
Paperback ISBN:   978-0-920661-34-5   
$19.95 CAD ordered from Canada
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paperback;  240 pages
Publication Date:  1993

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