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The Schoolmaster

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Earl Lovelace's Trinidadian novel tells the story of an isolated rural community coming into contact with the woder world. The villagers learn, only too cruelly, that progress can mean the destruction of cherished values.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published 1979)
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Mar 16, 2009 Dana Aerys rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Caribbean Natives
I don't remember the full details of this book but i remember i really enjoyed it. it was sad. the rape and death of the girl, the mourning of her boyfriend, the anger of the community when they found out etc.. it was a good story
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Change is inevitable, so the people of Cumaca learn with the coming of a new school in their rather provincial and agrarian community. With the coming of the schoolmaster is unfortunately the bringing of odious habits. :(
Jul 20, 2009 Stasha rated it it was amazing
I had to read this in preparation for CXC Exams. It really upset me what happened but at the same time it was enjoyable reading. It had a unique Caribbean essence in it.
Very well written - possibly the reason why it's tragic subject matter is so emotive. Earl Lovelace remains one of my favorite Trinidadian authors.
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Novelist, playwright and short-story writer Earl Lovelace was born in Toco, Trinidad in 1935 and grew up in Tobago. He worked for the Trinidad Guardian, then for the Department of Forestry and later as an agricultural assistant for the Department of Agriculture, gaining an intimate knowledge of rural Trinidad that has informed much of his fiction.

He studied in the United States at Howard Universit
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