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If you are into historical fiction here are some historical fiction books from Trinidad and Tobago for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.
The time is World War II, the setting a derelict street in Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain. In this tender early novel, Naipaul renders the residents' lives (and the legends that arise around them) with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Sometimes you have no control over what will happen next, as I discovered the year I was twelve years old. . . Ana Rosa is a blossoming young writer growing up in a poor seaside village in the Dominican Republic. At twelve, she finds herself faced with turning points that will make up who she is--watching her brother's search for a future, learning to dance and to love, and finding out what it means to be a part of a community. But in a country where words are feared, Ana Rosa must struggle to find her own voice and the means for it to be heard. Gradually she learns that her words have the pow... continue
In Trinidad the martial arts dancer, Aldrick Prospect, fights the commercialization of the Mardi Gras carnival. Sick to see the country's traditions destroyed-- warrior contests have been replaced by games for tourists-- he joins a coup d'etat, serves a stint in jail and never dances again.
From the brilliant, sharp, witty pen of Sam Selvon, this is a classic award-winning novel of immigrant life in London in the 1950s
A beautifully written, unforgettable novel of a troubled marriage, set against the lush landscape and political turmoil of Trinidad—by the award-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of postcolonialism that stands among great works by Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy. When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new circumstances, their marriage ... continue