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The late V.S. Naipaul is a celebrated son of Trinidad and Tobago. But he is also a prodigal son. Reuters/Ralph Orlowski

Teaching V.S. Naipaul in the Caribbean

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 Trinidad-born Australian novelist Ralph de Boissière migrated to Melbourne in 1948 to escape Trinidad’s colour/class hierarchy. Breakdown Press

Adding pimento: a flavour of Caribbean migration to Australia

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…

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