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The SPOILER'S RETURN Derek WALCOTT

Derek Walcott, “The Spoiler’s Return” (1981)

(for Earl Lovelace)

I sit high on this bridge in Laventille,
watching that city where I left no will… 1,541 more words

Soyini Nneka reblogged this on thiscaribbeanspace and commented:

'Tell Desperadoes when you reach that hill I decompose, but I composing still.' " Derek Walcott A statement so timely on the rot that pervades Trinidad that I had to double check the year it was written because I thought he was talking about our current state. We've been doing this nonsense for years.

Caribbean Man…Derek Walcott

Caribbean Man…Derek Walcott

On March 19th, I was scrolling through the photo-feed on my Instagram and I came across a post by Fatima Bhutto. Fatima’s post was a poem by Derek Walcott, the famed Westindian poet and Nobel Prize receiver from the island of St. 1,431 more words

Lovelace and Chamoiseau headline “The Caribbean, Melting Pot of the Americas” 

Dara Wilkinson Bobb (UWI Today) reports on the participation of writers Earl Lovelace (Trinidad) and Patrick Chamoiseau (Martinique) at the forthcoming conference entitled “The Caribbean, Melting Pot of the Americas: From Upheaval and ‘Origins’ to the Historical Future and its Representations.” It will be held from October 13 to 15, 2016, at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) at the University of the West Indies-St. 518 more words

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