Looking For Josephine: short stories by John StewartLooking For Josephine: short stories by John Stewart

Looking For Josephine: short stories

byJohn Stewart

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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In this remarkable collection of new Caribbean stories, a Trinidadian returns after long years away in America and yeards for ppints of contact with his past and the island he lovses; a native Carib wanders listelssly and homelessly between forest and home, across borders that aremeaningless to himl a teacher confrints a young guerilla he believes he's helped to create; a man is haunted by a witnessed act of racial violence...
A gentle, deeply probing, and thoughtful look at various facets of Trinidadian life.
John Stewart was born in Trinidad and educated in the United States, where he teaches at the University of California, Davis. He is a recipient of a Roual society of Literatyre award for his novel Last Cool Days.
Title:Looking For Josephine: short storiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.53 × 5.79 × 0.48 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.

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ISBN - 10:0920661718

ISBN - 13:9780920661710

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"...is poetry, prose and history told with the beauty, the sensitivity and the feeling typical of the kind of West Indian novel that is no longer written". -- Ismith Khan, The Toronto Review."The atmosphere and insight displayed in this book make it a considerable achievement". -- The Irish Times"An impressive work, rich in symbolism and levels of meaning". -- Merle Hodge"I born in Trinidad, you know.."."But you're away long time, not so?"An American-educated academic returning to his native Trinidad after long years away yearns for points of contact with his past and the island and culture he's grown to respect in his absence. He finds Trinidad changed, yet depressingly the same in its poverty, its smallness, its distance from the metropolis, with memories still fresh of recent racial violence and youths gone away to become guerrillas. Now in his later middle age as he contemplates the irrevocable choices he's made, including self- imposed exile and study, he cannot find a soul on the island to seek solace with. His experiences of America and Trini

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"This is a classic work of literature and should find a welcome space on the shelf beside Lamming and Naipaul.'' ?The Trinidad Guardian