THE GEORGE LAMMING READER. THE AESTHETICS OF DECOLONISATION.
Bogues, Anthony (Editor).
Kingston: Ian Randle Publisher (Caribbean Reasonings Series), 2011. 1st ed. 8vo, wrps, 452 p., index, bibl., New Paperback 9789766375157 George Lamming is one of the best known, certainly one of the most highly regarded contemporary writers from the Caribbean. Spanning nearly 60 years and encompassing fiction, poetry and critical essays, Lamming s writing covers the length and breadth of Caribbean intellectual, cultural, political and literary life. Credited as a part of that group of Caribbean activists who awoke the Caribbean to its identity and more specifically to its cultural identity, his works have focused on finding new political and social identity. Indeed, Lamming was a seminal figure in the Caribbean 20th century intellectual tradition and radical anti-colonial tradition. In The Aesthetics of Decolonisation, friend and colleague Anthony Bogues pulls together Lamming s critical works, some previously published, some given as addresses, lectures and interviews. This is accompanied by critical reflections on Lamming's work by noted scholars such as Andaiye and Sandra Pouchet Paquet as well as a foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o. This much needed reader on Lamming and his work examines the history of the Caribbean and the categories which continue to shape and influence Caribbean identity in our contemporary world. (Item ID: 153959)