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Those Who Eat the Cascadura

Those Who Eat the Cascadura The village obeahman Manko foresees trouble when Englishman Garry Johnson comes to stay in the cacao estate of his friend Roger Franklin in post independence Trinidad Before long his prophecy is fulfi

  • Title: Those Who Eat the Cascadura
  • Author: Sam Selvon
  • ISBN: 9780706700022
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The village obeahman Manko foresees trouble when Englishman Garry Johnson comes to stay in the cacao estate of his friend Roger Franklin in post independence Trinidad Before long his prophecy is fulfilled when the visitor falls in love with the beautiful Indian girl Sarojini A story of inter racial romance and the havoc it creates in a Trinidad village by a master yarnThe village obeahman Manko foresees trouble when Englishman Garry Johnson comes to stay in the cacao estate of his friend Roger Franklin in post independence Trinidad Before long his prophecy is fulfilled when the visitor falls in love with the beautiful Indian girl Sarojini A story of inter racial romance and the havoc it creates in a Trinidad village by a master yarn spinner The Globe and Mail

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    About "Sam Selvon"

    1. Sam Selvon

      Samuel Dickson Selvon aka Sam Selvon was born in San Fernando in the south of Trinidad His parents were East Indian his father was a first generation Christian immigrant from Madras and his mother s father was Scottish.He was educated there at Naparima College, San Fernando, before leaving at the age of fifteen to work He was a wireless operator with the Royal Naval Reserve from 1940 to 1945 Thereafter, he moved north to Port of Spain, and from 1945 to 1950, worked for the Trinidad Guardian as a reporter and for a time on its literary page In this period, he began writing stories and descriptive pieces, mostly under a variety of pseudonyms such as Michael Wentworth, Esses, Ack Ack, and Big Buffer Selvon moved to London, England, in the 1950s, and then in the late 1970s to Alberta, Canada, where he lived until his death from a heart attack on 16 April 1994 on a return trip to Trinidad.Selvon married twice in 1947 to Draupadi Persaud, with whom he had one daughter, and in 1963 to Althea Daroux, with whom he had two sons and one daughter.Selvon is known for novels such as The Lonely Londoners 1956 and Moses Ascending 1975 His novel A Brighter Sun 1952 , detailing the construction of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in Trinidad through the eyes of young Indian worker Tiger, was a popular choice on the CXC English Literature syllabus for many years Other notable works include Ways of Sunlight 1957 , Turn Again Tiger 1958 and Those Who Eat the Cascadura 1972 During the 1970s and early 1980s, Selvon converted several of his novels and stories into radio scripts, broadcast by the BBC, which were collected in Eldorado West One Peepal Tree Press, 1988 and Highway in the Sun Peepal Tree Press, 1991.After moving to Canada, Selvon found a job teaching creative writing as a visiting professor at the University of Victoria When that job ended, he took a job as a janitor at the University of Calgary in Alberta for a few months, before becoming writer in residence there He was largely ignored by the Canadian literary establishment, with his works receiving no reviews during his residency.The Lonely Londoners, as with most of his later work, focuses on the immigration of West Indians to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, and tells, mostly in anecdotal form, the daily experience of settlers from the Africa and the Caribbean Selvon also illustrates the panoply of different cities that are lived in London, as with any major city, due to class and racial boundaries In many ways, his books are the precursors to works such as Some Kind of Black by Diran Adebayo, White Teeth by Zadie Smith and The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi Selvon explained When I wrote the novel that became The Lonely Londoners, I tried to recapture a certain quality in West Indian everyday life I had in store a number of wonderful anecdotes and could put them into focus, but I had difficulty starting the novel in straight English The people I wanted to describe were entertaining people indeed, but I could not really move At that stage, I had written the narrative in English and most of the dialogues in dialect Then I started both narrative and dialogue in dialect and the novel just shot along Selvon s papers are now at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin, USA These consist of holograph manuscripts, typescripts, book proofs, manuscript notebooks, and correspondence Drafts for six of his eleven novels are present, along with supporting correspondence and items relating to his career.

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    1. By Trinidadian author Sam Selvon, one of our greatest, The Lonely Londoners and A Brighter Sun are two of his other popular works, which have also been used for literature classes in high schools together with another called Ways of Sunlight.


    2. The saying goes 'If you eat the cascadura you will always return to Trinidad'. Superstitions always seem to be guidelines to Caribbean folk and in this novel the concept stays true to this notion.


    3. This book is terrible, like most of Selvon's work. I still can't believe the same author wrote The Lonely Londoners which was phenomenal.



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