Caryl Phillips

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Éduoard Glissant’s The Last of the African Kings and Maryse Condé’s Poetics of Relation by Caryl Phillips
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The Last of the African Kings traces the decline of a once noble African family who, under the leadership of “King” Behanzin, had the temerity to oppose French colonial rule and were exiled to distant Martinique in the French Caribbean.

The Voice of the Turtle: An Anthology of Cuban Stories by Caryl Phillips
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This remarkable collection of stories spans the full breadth of a century of Cuban short story writing.

J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood by Caryl Phillips
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J.M. Coetzee has been long-recognized as South Africa’s finest novelist. His key novel, Waiting for the Barbarians (1982) and The Life and Times of Michael K (1983), plus his five other works of fiction, are all distinguished by a reticence to divulge any personal information about his own life. 

Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood by Betsy Sussler
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In his latest novel, The Nature of Blood, this liturgical form is used to such startling effect that it is impossible to read it without calling out yourself. 

Stuart Hall by Caryl Phillips
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Novelist Caryl Phillips and the great theoretician Stuart Hall discuss cultural studies and the Caribbean diaspora.

John Edgar Wideman by Caryl Phillips
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Melanie Rae Thon by Caryl Phillips
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“When I read any writer, I think: Is the story honest? Are the images vivid? Are the people real to me? If those things are true, what do I care who the author is in real life?” Melanie Rae Thon

Derek Walcott by Caryl Phillips
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“It’s a physical act of severance to become a citizen of another country. You can’t have dual citizenship, really. If I become an American by a change of passport, I become something that I’m not prepared to become.” Derek Walcott

Caryl Phillips by Graham Swift
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