A Brighter Sun

There have been many great and enduring works of literature by Caribbean authors over the last century.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1398319341

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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There have been many great and enduring works of literature by Caribbean authors over the last century. The Caribbean Contemporary Classics collection celebrates these deep and vibrant stories, overflowing with life and acute observations about society. 'Tiger thought, To my wife, I man when I sleep with she. To bap (father), I man if I drink rum. But to me, I no man yet.' Trinidad is in the turbulent throes of the Second World War, but the war feels quite far away to Tiger - young and inexperienced, he sets out to prove his manhood and independence. With his child-bride Urmilla, shy, bewildered and anxious, with two hundred dollars in cash and a milking cow, he sets out into the wilderness of adulthood. There is no map or directions for him to follow, he must learn for himself and find his own way. Suitable for readers aged 15 and above.

A Brighter Sun

Author: Samuel Selvon

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A Brighter Sun

Page references , based on the Longman edition of A Brighter Sun , are given in brackets . The writer and his story Sam Selvon ( born Samuel Dickson ) was born in San Fernando , Trinidad in 1923 , one of seven children of an East Indian ...

Author: Liz Gerschel

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435975265

Category: West Indian literature (English)

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A revision guide to Sam Selvon's novel, A Brighter Sun.

Highway in the Sun and Other Plays

Highway in the Sun tells the story of Tiger and Urmilla’s first year of marriage away from their extended family and their struggles relating to their new Afro-Creole neighbors in the suburbs of Port of Spain.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 183

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The first Indian indentured laborers came to the Caribbean more than150 years ago, and their traditional values have had to confront a rapidly changing world in 20th century Trinidad. Highway in the Sun tells the story of Tiger and Urmilla’s first year of marriage away from their extended family and their struggles relating to their new Afro-Creole neighbors in the suburbs of Port of Spain. In Home Sweet India, Johnny is dismayed by his loss of culture and threatened by the emergence of Creole nationalism, and plans to return to India. In Turn Again Tiger, Tiger learns that he must not turn his back on his Indian past. These plays demonstrate the choices Indians in the Caribbean must make between tradition and creolization.

Autobiography in a Brighter Sun

Author: Roydon Salick

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Category: Authors, Trinidadian

Page: 20

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Die Taugenichtse

Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343192X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Ein Roman wie ein Lieblingssong Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im "Zentrum der Welt", so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

The Housing Lark

'Selvon's meticulously observed narratives of displaced Londoners' lives created a template for how to write about migrant, and postmigrant, London for countless writers who have followed in his wake, including Hanif Kureishi and Zadie ...

Author: Sam Selvon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014199259X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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'Irreverent, spirited ... a seriously funny novel' New York Review of Books Sitting in his cramped basement room in Brixton, Battersby dreams of money, women, a T-bone steak - and a place to call his own. So he and a group of friends decide to save up and buy a house together. But amid grasping landlords, the temptations of spending money and the less-than-welcoming attitude of the Mother Country, can this motley group of hustlers and schemers, Trinidadians and Jamaicans, men and women make their dreams a reality? 'Selvon's meticulously observed narratives of displaced Londoners' lives created a template for how to write about migrant, and postmigrant, London for countless writers who have followed in his wake, including Hanif Kureishi and Zadie Smith' Caryl Phillips

Turn Again Tiger

First published in 1958, this novel tells the continuing story of Tiger and Urmilla, a young Trinidadian couple struggling to lead an independent life away from traditional Indian ways.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: London : Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Fiction in English

Page: 182

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First published in 1958, this novel tells the continuing story of Tiger and Urmilla, a young Trinidadian couple struggling to lead an independent life away from traditional Indian ways. When Tiger's father claims to have a promotion as a supervisor on a sugar estate and begs his son to work as his book keeper, Tiger reluctantly agrees. The year spent working in the hated cane fields and being treated with demeaning contempt by the white overseer tests Tiger and his marriage to the core, but ultimately proves the provocation to true independence and new clarity in relation to his father, Indian tradition, and whiteness. This is a key exploration of the process of dougla identity the Creolizing of Indo-Caribbean experience and displays the best qualities of Selvon's seemingly casual art.

Those who Eat the Cascadura

"I see trouble.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: TSAR Publications

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Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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"I see trouble. Plenty trouble." The village obeahman Manko foresees trouble when an Englishman Garry Johnson comes to stay in the cacao estate of his friend Roger Franklin in Trinidad. Before long his prophecy is fulfilled when the visitor falls in love with the lovey Indian Sarojini. What had been a carefree atmosphere quickly evaporates, replaced with a tension-filled air full of jealousies, rivalries and intrigues as three races interact in post-independence Trinidad.

An Island is a World

Combining his characteristic humour with a vivid sense of place, Selvon's An Island is a Worldtells a moving story of personal and intellectual quest in our time. With an introduction by Kenneth Ramchand.

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Tsar Publications

ISBN: 9780920661345

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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"He had been brought up as a Trinidadian . . . In a small island that no one knew anything about." In the post-War Caribbean colony, as an earlier generation thinks of returning to India, Foster, a young man, goes to England and Rufis his brother leaves for the United States, each in search of himself and his world. Combining his characteristic humour with a vivid sense of place, Selvon's An Island is a Worldtells a moving story of personal and intellectual quest in our time. With an introduction by Kenneth Ramchand.

Moses Ascending

After years of living in a dingy basement he saves up enough money to buy a house. Moses calls this his dream house in the beginning of the book but later on he realizes that the house is a piece of garbage.

Author: Sam Selvon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191839X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Sam Selvon’s Moses Ascending depicts West Indian Immigration in England. Moses, a Trinidadian who has been in England for some years now represents immigrants who come from all corners of the world to seek a better life. Like many immigrants he is hard-working. After years of living in a dingy basement he saves up enough money to buy a house. Moses calls this his dream house in the beginning of the book but later on he realizes that the house is a piece of garbage.

A Brighter Sun

A new acquaintance takes Julia to a place where she'll be introduced to a glamorous lifestyle of luxury and romance.

Author: Colleen Kelley Riggs

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ISBN: 9781521327838

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Page: 303

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A new acquaintance takes Julia to a place where she'll be introduced to a glamorous lifestyle of luxury and romance. It's an exciting adventure in California that she'll thrive on, but with nagging thoughts of her family back home in the Midwest. How could a hum-drum past compete with the promise of a glorious future?

Moses Migrating

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Three Continents

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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Sam Selvon s Dialectal Style and Fictional Strategy

Wyke follows the development of Selvon's writing from his early to his late career, starting with his first novel, A Brighter Sun (1952), continuing with The Lonely Londoners (1956) and the short stories Ways of Sunlight (1957), and ...

Author: Clement H. Wyke

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774842970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

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Sam Selvon, a contemporary writer of major importance, is well known to British and Caribbean readers, but his work -- including ten novels -- has not attained the prominence it deserves internationally. This study is a literary analysis of Selvon's use of Trinidad Creole English as an important component of his style and method of fictional composition. Wyke follows the development of Selvon's writing from his early to his late career, starting with his first novel, A Brighter Sun (1952), continuing with The Lonely Londoners (1956) and the short stories Ways of Sunlight (1957), and devoting a large part of the book to Selvon's middle and later years, focusing on such novels as I Hear Thunder (1963), The Housing Lark (1965), and Those Who Eat the Cascadura (1972). He finishes with the last two works of Selvon's trilogy, Moses Ascending (1975) and Moses Migrating (1983).

Foreday Morning

A collection of essays and stories by the Trinidadian writer

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

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A collection of essays and stories by the Trinidadian writer

The Lonely Londoners

'His Lonely Londoners has acquired a classics status since it appeared in 1956 as the definitive novel about London's West Indians' Financial Times 'The unforgettable picaresque ... a vernacular comedy of pathos' Guardian

Author: Sam Selvon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241189462

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta. At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic 'old veteran' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London. Sam Selvon (b. 1923) was born in San Fernando, Trinidad. In 1950 Selvon left Trinidad for the UK where after hard times of survival he established himself as a writer with A Brighter Sun (1952), An Island is a World (1955), The Lonely Londoners (1956), Ways of Sunlight (1957), Turn Again Tiger (1958), I Hear Thunder (1963), The Housing Lark (1965), The Plains of Caroni (1970), Moses Ascending (1975) and Moses Migrating (1983). If you enjoyed The Lonely Londoners, you might like Jean Rhys's Voyage in the Dark or Shiva Naipaul's Fireflies, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'His Lonely Londoners has acquired a classics status since it appeared in 1956 as the definitive novel about London's West Indians' Financial Times 'The unforgettable picaresque ... a vernacular comedy of pathos' Guardian

Eldorado West One

Contains the dramatic text for seven one-act plays that follow Moses Aloetta, as he tries to save enough money to leave England and return to his native Trinidad, and his friends, who are determined to prevent Moses from accomplishing his ...

Author: Samuel Selvon

Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 156

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Contains the dramatic text for seven one-act plays that follow Moses Aloetta, as he tries to save enough money to leave England and return to his native Trinidad, and his friends, who are determined to prevent Moses from accomplishing his goal.

A Brighter Coming Day

Which flows from the sun's bright sheen . I heard the joy of the reapers ' song , As they gathered golden grain ; Then wearily turned unto my task , With a lonely sense of pain . Sadly I turned from the sun's fierce glare , And sought ...

Author: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558610200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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The poetry, speeches, letters, and selected fiction of a leading nineteenth-century Black feminist writer and activist are accompanied by a biographical and critical study

The Popular Science Review

It was soon found that the excess of readings was very small ; and at the height of five miles high , with a brighter sun than on the earth , the difference , if any , was very small indeed ; at the heights of 4 miles , 3 miles ...

Author: James Samuelson

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Category: Science

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THE QUIVER

ALLS the sunlight , dim and faint , Has her father toiled for nought ? ... Oh , the patient spirit pines Fettered must their country weep , For the brighter sun which shines Those who on her bosom sleep , In a brighter land !

Author: CASSELL, PETER, AND GALPIN

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