Thursday, January 17, 2019

Top ten books about Trinidad and Tobago

Claire Adam is the author of Golden Child: A Novel.

One of her top ten books about Trinidad and Tobago, as shared at the Guardian:
Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo

The 2016 winner of the Forward prize for best poetry collection. Some of the locations and experiences are recognisably Trinidadian, and yet the poems, and the larger work, transcend particularity. In one poem, “The mouth is planetary, circled by systematic tides”; it is also “geographical to the extent that the body is terrain”.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue