A Brighter Sun has ratings and 27 reviews. I absolutely love Samuel Selvon’s voice. he reminds me of warm days on Maracas beach and eating mango. A Brighter Sun: Samuel Selvon: His first novel, A Brighter Sun (), describes East Indians and Creoles in Trinidad, their prejudices and mutual distrusts, and. Title, A Brighter Sun: A Novel. Contributor, Samuel Selvon. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Viking Press, Original from, Indiana University. Digitized, Jan 29 .

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Ny wanted to know more about her and her thoughts and how she matured as an individual apart from being Tiger’s wife and a mother. These consist of holograph manuscripts, typescripts, book proofs, manuscript notebooks, and correspondence. That is, he rejects a return to the past and accepts a modern social attitude.

Because A Brighter Sun opens with a catalog of events, both local and international and repeats this device subsequentlyit might be approached as a quasihistorical narrative; however, this technique places the characters, their actions, and aspirations in social perspective, counterpointing major and minor happenings and emphasizing the concerns of the ordinary struggling individual.

Refresh and try again. An awesome book,filled with dreams and aspirations and how one often struggles to fulfill those dreams.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But he loved it, because samudl looked good when it was shining. Jun 24, Nessie rated it really liked it Shelves: At the end I was very proud of “Tiger”, the protagonist, and his attitude toward change and growing up.


Despite the traditional animosities and suspicions common in the racially diverse Trinidadian society, the two couples, representing the two major groups black and East Indianbecome fast friends. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Selvon moved to London, England, in the s, and then in the late s to Alberta, Canada, where he lived until his death from a heart attack on 16 April on a return trip to Trinidad.

Dec 04, Mindy Barrios rated brigher it was amazing. From inside the book.

His parents were East Indian: A Novel Samuel Selvon Snippet view – This is a coming to adult tale of two people bound by tradition and trying to make it on their own, in an unfamilar neighbourhood. An interesting tale of the growth of a young Indian married couple and their creole neighbour couple told in a colourful language of personification, forshadowing, metaphor etc.

Oct 17, Cecly Shn rated it it was amazing.


He was a wireless operator with the Royal Naval Reserve from to Tehilla rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Fun, emotional, and interesting book. The jump from general to particular is ongoing and is not always handled smoothly. You carrying on like a little boy still.


What is the dam point of this site. Tiger thinks that being a man meant that he had to: The author chartered the development of the Protagonist in such a way that poverty as well as racism intertwined. It is a history of Trinidad’s transition from predominantly agriculture to the Service and Construction economy with a succinct look at the effects on the people. It is a good book. May 27, Sheetal Moekoet is currently reading it Shelves: Nov 08, Natasha Lovelace rated it it was amazing.

Trivia About A Brighter Sun. This book sums up the experience of growing up in the Caribbean. Dec 07, Marts Thinker rated it liked it Shelves: Tiger briighter an ambitious boy and you feel for him while reading, until he becomes one of the men, beating his pregnant wife and getting drunk nights on end.

The many short stories, both in the Caribbean and English setting offered my first glimpse into the work of a Trinidadian author and kindled somewhat of bby obsession with local and regional content.