Samuel Selvon
Trinidad 
1923-1994
 
 
 

 

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Biography

 

Samuel Dickson Selvon was born in Trinidad on May 20, 1923.  He began writing poetry in his spare time while he worked as a wireless operator of the Royal Navy during WWII.  After serving for the Royal Navy, Selvon became a reporter for the Trinidad Guardian.  He is praised for the use of his dialect and his brilliant detail and colorfulness of real life.  Selvon moved to Canada in 1978.  He died on April 16, 1994 in the Port of Spain.


Works

  • A Brighter Sun (1952)
  • Ways of Sunlight (1957)
  • I Hear Thunder (1963)
  • The Housing Lark (1965)
  • Moses Ascending (1975)
  • Moses Migrating (1983)


 

Biography of Samuel Selvon

http://search.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=125835&tocid=0&query=samuel%20selvon


 Picture of Samuel Selvon

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/archive/windrush/esselvon.shtml

 


Send questions or comments about the Web site to Dr. Seodial Deena
East Carolina University, Department of English, Multicultural Literature Program.


 

 

 

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