n Latin American Report - The revolutionary stance in George Lamming's (1953)

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



This article examines the revolutionary stance in George Lamming's novel, (1953). The novel has an emancipatory vision as it mobilises the Caribbean people in Barbados and other parts of the Caribbean to resist colonialism, neocolonialism and mental slavery. What is also notable in the novel is Lamming's redefinition of Caribbean history, thus restoring the true personality of the Caribbean people as creators of culture and agents of social change. Although at the end of the novel, the revolution is hijacked by new black leaders such as Mr Slime, Lamming pins his hope for the future of the nation on progressive and racially conscious people, represented by Trumper.

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