Trinidad Noir: The Classics (Edited by Earl Lovelace & Robert Antoni)

"One of the ways in which our literature has sought to restore to humanness those persons disadvantaged by colonial arrangements has been to highlight the heroic individual of the underclass." — Earl Lovelace on Trinidadian literature.

"One of the ways in which our literature has sought to restore to humanness those persons disadvantaged by colonial arrangements has been to highlight the heroic individual of the underclass." — Earl Lovelace on Trinidadian literature.

Trinidad / 2017

This lovely anthology is a retrospect of some of the great literature to emerge from Trinidad in the last century. With a major focus on place and Trinidad's colonial history, stories by writers like Derek Walcott, Sharon Millar and V.S. Naipaul cast a bright light upon Trinidad's stunning history, cultures, vernaculars and complex hybridity. This delightfully mysterious and mythical collection will be released on May 2nd by Akashic Books. Trinidad Noir: The Classics is part of Akashic Books' popular Noir Series. This series features anthologies set in distinct places. Examples include Accra Noir, Addis Ababa Noir and Rio Noir. Click here to learn more about the Noir Series. 

Click here to read my full review of Trinidad Noir