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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The book is really well written and gives an insightful view of Trinidad and Tobago before the end of WWII and teens and the issues they face in regards to responsibility and relationships.

Nov 18, Famme Scott rated it did not like it. Viking PressJan 16, – Blacks – pages. Impeccably written, it makes for easy reading and the nostalgic feeling of home. Selvon also illustrates the panoply of different “cities” that are lived in London, as with any major city, due selon class and racial boundaries. Oh this book was wonderfully written. I wanted to know more xelvon her and her thoughts and how she matured as an individual apart from being Tiger’s wife and a mother. Oct 08, Trinicandy rated it liked it.

Published May 29th by Longman Publishing Group first published The story is of his struggles as a “man” and trying to make a living as well as understand life and what sub means to him as he understands hi This book gives a very informative and accurate account of the state and life in s Trinidad caught between its colony past and a present monopolized by American military seovon and the island’s involvement in the second world war.

How things were in the old days. Avi rated it really eelvon it Feb 28, Tiger rented land and became a farmer and thought about what being a man was. Discovering your identify amidst cultural division and carving out a life in the midst of challenges. It had been burning ever since he could remember. Jun 28, Sharon rated it it was amazing. Did this book in school for Literature.


The people I wanted to describe were entertaining people indeed, but I could not really move. The Lonely Londoners, as with most of his later work, focuses on the immigration of West Indians to Britain in the s and s, and tells, mostly in anecdotal form, the brighteg experience of settlers from the Africa and the Caribbean. Selvon is very accurate with the Trini english, and writes beautifully. May 28, Jemarc Breedy marked it as to-read Shelves: Want to Read saving….

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I read this when I was about 15 for a high school lit class. Nov 08, Natasha Lovelace rated it it was amazing. A Brighter Sun is suffused with humor and filled with details of Trinidadian life; broghter novel is loosely constructed and episodic with the central action relating to Tiger and his quest. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The character I most enjoyed was Rita.

Tiger is 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.

His thoughts, how he deals with marriage, working, a child that is not the preferred biological sex, sexual relations, friendship with racial divides and his path to maturity is well displayed. At that stage, I had written the narrative in English and selgon of the dialogues in dialect.

A Brighter Sun Summary

Tiger, though disappointed in life, nevertheless adopts a mature philosophy: In Turn Again Tigera sequel to his highly successful first brightr, the protagonist of A Brighter Sun returns to his community briguter a deeper sense of place. Then I started both narrative and dialogue in dialect and the novel just shot along. It began with Tiger, young, surprised and naive, trying to prove that he is a man and is independent.


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. Drafts for six of his eleven novels are present, along with supporting correspondence and items relating to his career.

I absolutely love Samuel Selvon’s voice. Oct 31, Rae Roxanne Williams rated it did not like it. Common terms and phrases Ah go allyuh Americans asked baby Barataria bottle bout boy chile Boysie Bunsee Chaguanas Chandra child coolie creole crops cutlass damn Deen dere doam doctor dollar Donkey drink driver Eastern Main Road everything fraid garden girl hands head hear Indian jeep Joe Martin knew Lambie land Larry laughed Laventille live look main road mango tree mind morning never night pigeon peas plant plenty money Port of Spain Queen’s Park Savannah Rita Vrighter saltfish San Juan sell side Sookdeo Street sure talk Tall Boy Zelvon Boy’s taxi thing Tiger ting told Trinidad Trinidad Guardian Urmilla village wait walked wat happen Wat skn wife wite woman yuh cud Yuh don’t know yuh go yuh know yuh mean yuh tink yuh want.

Jun 24, Nessie rated it really liked it Shelves: Not exceptional but a good read. Caribbean writers Challenge Rating: Sam Selvon’s tale about life in Trinidad in the s.