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The Emigrants

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A compelling and intricate novel of emigration and the effects of colonialism on a people
Paperback, 298 pages
Published May 6th 1994 by University of Michigan Press (first published 1994)
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Oct 29, 2012 Lillian rated it did not like it
I only read this book for class, I cannot imagine ever reading it voluntarily. However, I do see how it's an excellent commentary on the emigrant experience, it's just not for me.
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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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