English 201C. Caribbean Literature


This course attempts to introduce students to Caribbean Literature. The texts will be studied individually and in relationship to each other.

Students will be expected to acquaint themselves with West Indian history and culture as part of an effort to place the literature within its Socio-Historical context

Suggested Booklist

Cesaire, A. Return to my Native Land or handouts. Penguin

Lamming, G. In the Castle of my Skin. Longman

Naipanul. A House for Mr. Biswas. Penguin

Rhys, J. Wide Sargasso Sea. Penguin

Brathwaite.The Arrivants. OUP

Selvon, A. A Brighter Sun. Longman

James, C. R. L. The Black Jacobins. Random (Vintage)

Williams, Eric. Capitalism and Slavery. Andre Deutsch

Kincaid, Jamaica. Lucy. Farrar Straus Giroux

Ladoo, H. S. No Pain Like this Body. HEB, 1987

Lovelace, Earl. While Gods Are Falling. Longman, 1984

Roumain. Master of the Dew. Collier

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