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The Pleasures of Exile

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An examination of the effects of colonialism on those who are held in check
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by University of Michigan Press (first published January 1st 1984)
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Tom Schulte
Aug 23, 2014 Tom Schulte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn to this by my love for Shakespeare, as Lamming weaves into his professional memoir a classist and colonial interpretation of The Tempest. Also, reading autobiographical material from Colin Powell and Malcolm Gladwell made me interested in the West Indian experience. Lamming's jumble of recollections is poetic and strives to be honest and psychologically accurate as an interpretative over descriptive recollection. I found it eminently readable and enlightening.
Saide
Jun 28, 2007 Saide rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mustread
Lamming is a post colonial writer and thinker who challenged the preconceived notion of a orientalism 50 years ago by creating a thought provoking novels...
Teah
Jun 06, 2008 Teah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a must read for anyone interested in Postcolonial lit. or Caribbean lit.
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George Lamming was born in the Caribbean island of Barbados on June 8, 1927. He attended The Combermere School which has produced other Barbadian literary icons including Frank Collymore and Austin Clarke. He left that island for Trinidad in 1946, teaching school until 1950. He then emigrated to England where, for a short time, he worked in a factory. In 1951 he became a broadcaster for the BBC Co ...more
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