In the Castle of My Skin

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University of Michigan Press, 1970 - Fiction - 303 pages
12 Reviews
An autobiographical novel of race and class by one of the leading Black writers of the 20th century
  

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User Review  - Suhasini Srihari - Goodreads

"In the Castle of my Skin" was a real slow read. I had to literally drag myself through the pages. However, Lamming writes of the subtle issues of how colonization paved its way into the orient ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally Tarbox - Goodreads

'Everybody in the village sort of belong. Is like a tree...I don't ever get the feelin' ... that anythin' could change so',, September 7, 2014 This review is from: In the Castle of My Skin (Ann Arbor ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
ix
Introduction
xxxv
IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN
7
2
16
3
35
4
76
5
91
6
109
8
183
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189
1O
209
11
213
12
228
13
233
14
258
Copyright

7
159

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About the author (1970)

Born in Carrington Village, Barbados, Lamming taught in Trinidad and Venezuela before going to England in 1950. In England, he worked in a factory and also hosted a book program for the BBC West Indian Service while pursuing his writing. Lamming's works are a panorama of West Indian history with a strong sense of nationalism. In the Castle of My Skin (1953) is at least partially autobiographical in its presentation of the protagonist's growing sense of individuality and his consequent estrangement from the village and folk community. The subsequent exile of this protagonist is told in The Emigrants (1954), his return is the focus in Of Age and Innocence (1958), and the reclamation of his heritage is the major theme in Season of Adventure (1960). His novels focus on the social and economic changes taking place in the Caribbean, and he uses his protagonists as mouthpieces for his own ideas.

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