Ways of Sunlight

Stories from Trinidad and West Indian migrants in London.

Stories from Trinidad about gossip and rivalry between village washerwomen; toiling cane-cutters reaping their harvest; superstitious old Ma Procop protecting the fruit of her Mango tree with magic. Followed by stories that reflect the depression of hard times in London, where West Indian immigrants live in cold, damp basements, hustling for survival.

(resume adapted from Goodreads and others)

More about this collection

Wikipedia entry on Sam Selvon

Two Worlds in One Book: “Ways of Sunlight” and the Migrant Short Story Cycle – analysis of the book


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