An Island is a World, An by Samuel SelvonAn Island is a World, An by Samuel Selvon

An Island is a World, An

bySamuel Selvon


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"He had been brought up as a Trinidadian . . . In a small island that no one knew anything about."
In the post-War Caribbean colony, as an earlier generation thinks of returning to India, Foster, a young man, goes to England and Rufis 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.

The author of more than a dozen books, Sam Selvon was one of the most important writers to have emerged in the West Indies. After spending two decades in England, he lived in Calgary, Alberta.
Title:An Island is a World, AnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.43 × 5.59 × 0.66 in

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0920661343

ISBN - 13:9780920661345

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Editorial Reviews

"His evocative descriptions...his humorous affectionate portrayal of character and his subtle use of folklore...are evidence of a master yarn-spinner.'' ?The Globe and Mail"Selvon writes with great charm." ?The New York Times"A...lyrical, moving writer." ?New Statesman