Caribbean Writers and Their Art: Literature & Culture in Trinidad and Tobago (1991)
From - UM Libraries on November 4th, 2015
Trinidadian writers Michael Anthony and Cynthia James discuss their work in the context of the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. Hosted by Edward Baugh, the discussion covers the role of carnival, calypso, and steel band in Trinidadian literature. Anthony describes Trinidad's literary scene in the 1960s, including the influence of England and the BBC Caribbean writers series, the periodical BIM, and gives a brief biography of his career. James, a teacher and a writer, discusses literature and education in the Caribbean, orality and folk traditions in West Indian literature. Both writers read excerpts from their work: Anthony from his novel The Games are Coming, and James from her short story ''Soothe Me, Music, Soothe Me.''