Finished reading "TRINIDAD NOIR: The Classics", an anthology of short stories and poems edited by Earl Lovelace. It features Trinidadian writers by birth, passport and domicile. CLR James, Sam Selvon, Eric Roach, VS Naipaul, Michael Anthony, Harold Sonny Ladoo, Derek Walcott, Lawrence Scott, Willi Chen, Robert Antoni, Ismith Khan, Elizabeth Nunez, Wayne Brown, Jennifer Rahim, Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, Barbara Jenkins, Sharon Millar and Shani Mootoo. There is a story written by Earl Lovelace too.
When I was 16 years old I read Earl Lovelace's first novel "While Gods Are Falling" that won the British Petroleum-sponsored Trinidad and Tobago Independence Literary Prize in 1962. Lovelace later won more literary prizes for his novels, poems and plays. He never emigrated from Trinidad and, at age 83, is still writing.
"Trinidad Noir: The Classics" was published in 2017.