A BRIGHTER SUN BY SAMUEL SELVON PDF

Shelves: library-finds , recommended , uno , caribbean-reads Rating is 3. After reading Golden Child last month, I am happy to read more books set in Trinidad. This debut novel is a coming of age tale set during the final years of World War 2. We follow Tiger, a sixteen year old Indian boy who is being married to Urmilla. This is an arranged marriage and he moves from his hometown of Chaguanas, a sugar cane district to the more urban village of Barataria.

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Shelves: library-finds , recommended , uno , caribbean-reads Rating is 3. After reading Golden Child last month, I am happy to read more books set in Trinidad. This debut novel is a coming of age tale set during the final years of World War 2. We follow Tiger, a sixteen year old Indian boy who is being married to Urmilla. This is an arranged marriage and he moves from his hometown of Chaguanas, a sugar cane district to the more urban village of Barataria.

Here Tiger struggles to define manhood. This short novel was unexpectedly humorous. Selvon presents Rating is 3. Selvon presents the racial tension in Trinidad very matter of factly.

But offers hope for the future through Tiger. The writing style reflects an author who worked in journalism, with the beginning of chapters providing background on the island. But as info dumps which primarily breaks the tension of the book. Despite this flaw, it is well worth the read. The imagery and themes are quite lyrical as there are obvious biblical elements.

Be aware, there is mild language, domestic violence but no graphic sexual content. The author chartered the development of the Protagonist in such a way that poverty as well as racism intertwined. The book tells us about a young boy who was at war with becoming a man, being able to read and rise from his current status in society What is the dam point of this site.

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Cool Old Guy : Sookdeo. Cultural Rebel : Tiger and Boysie. Boysie openly parades around with a black girlfriend, enjoying the stares he gets from old-fashioned Indians for it, and makes a point of hailing couples who are similarly mixed-raced whenever he passes them on the street. Unfortunately, since Tiger decides to inform Urmilla of this the night before the scheduled home visit, Urmilla is put under pressure to make things go perfectly for the Americans. However, Rita can dish out as much as she takes. Still, the current title is an appropriate one, as the foreword also admits.

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