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Issue 5, Autumn 1986

Wasafiri 5: Caribbean Focus

Fred D’Aguiar interviews Wilson Harris / Anne Walmsley on the Caribbean Artists Movement / Sam Selvon on East Indian and Trinidadian identities / Short fiction by E A Markham, Faustin Charles and Jan Shinebourne / Poetry by Valerie Bloom / Abdulrazak Gurnah reviews the Longman Caribbean Writers series.

Focus on the Caribbean


Anne Walmsley
Editorial: The Caribbean Artists Movement 1967-72: Its Inauguration and Significance (research in progress)

Sam Selvon
Three into One Can’t Go: East Indian, Trinidadian or West Indian?

Joyce Johnson
Finding a Literary Medium: Jean D’Costa’s Novels for Children

Jeremy Poynting
African-Indian Relations in Caribbean Fiction: A Reply to A Froude (‘The African and the Asiatic will not Mix’)

Fred D’Aguiar
Interview with Wilson Harris

Louis James
Dark Muse: The early fiction of A K Heath

Faustin Charles
Fiction: The Lagarhoo

E A Markham
Fiction: The Pig was Mine

Jan Shinebourne
Fiction: The Maid in Bel Air

Valerie Bloom
Tables and other poems


Mario Rellich
Wilson Harris Carnival and Guyana Quartet

Fred D’Aguiar
Merle Collins Because the Dawn Breaks
Morgan Dalphinis For Those Who Will Come After! Collected Poems

Abdulrazak Gurnah
Longman Caribbean Writers

Ian Watts
Armet Francis The Black Triangle

Philip Nanton
Errol Hill, ed Plays For Today

Faustin Charles
Peter Abrahams This Island Now

Imogen Forster
Gillian Klein Reading into Racism: Bias in Children’s Literature and Learning Materials

Douglas Bloom
Kenneth Ramchand Best West Indian Stories 
Cecil Gray Perspectives and Wavelengths 
Kenneth Ramchand An Introduction to the Study of West Indian Literature 

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