n Latin American Report - The depiction of the East Indian diaspora in the Caribbean in Selvon's A brighter sun
|Article Title||The depiction of the East Indian diaspora in the Caribbean in Selvon's A brighter sun|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Latin American Report|
|Affiliations||1 University of Zimbabwe|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||2 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Caribbean, Caribbean literature, Change, East Indian diaspora, Indian, Race and Race relations|
Samuel Selvon (1923-1994) was a very inspiring Caribbean writer of East Indian origin. In his novel A brighter sun (1952) Selvon writes about the East Indian diaspora in the Caribbean from the point of view of the East Indians themselves, thus filling a yawning gap in East Indian literature in the Caribbean Surprisingly, his novel did not receive as much critical attention as other well-known Caribbean artistic works by V.S. Naipaul George Lamming and Edward Brathwaite. However, what is particularly striking about A brighter sun is its optimistic vision which suggests that Trinidad's, and by extension, the Caribbean's future depends on the self-upliftment of the colonially oppressed individuals, integration and cooperation between East Indians and blacks to carry out a concerted struggle for independence.
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