The late V.S. Naipaul is a celebrated son of Trinidad and Tobago. But he is also a prodigal son.
Author V.S. Naipaul, who died on Aug. 11, both scorned and mirrored his Caribbean origins. At the University of the West Indies, students must reconcile this conflicted titan's literary legacy.
The arrival of the Empire Windrush – back in Britain.
When the Empire Windrush arrived in Tilbury Docks 70 years ago, it was on a return journey – having taken West Indian war veterans back to the Caribbean.
David Cameron was met by calls for slavery reparations during his visit to Jamaica in September.
David Cameron has rejected calls for Britain to pay reparations for the slave trade but there might be other ways of paying back.
The Trinidad-born Australian novelist Ralph de Boissière migrated to Melbourne in 1948 to escape Trinidad’s colour/class hierarchy.
Growing up with a Jamaican grandmother in 1970s small-town Australia was unusual. There weren’t any other Caribbean (or West Indian) people living nearby and a Caribbean community did not exist in Newcastle…