n Latin American Report - The depiction of the East Indian diaspora in the Caribbean in Selvon's

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



Samuel Selvon (1923-1994) was a very inspiring Caribbean writer of East Indian origin. In his novel (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 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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