atlantic slave trade

by Caryl Phillips

St. Kitts-born Caryl Phillips has built his career writing about themes of race, much of it about the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Of his many novels, only the last two (including this one) have present-day settings. Phillips is not quite a household name here, but is well-respected both in England, where he was raised, and in the U.S., where he has taught at various universities for the past 20 years. Read more…