In the Castle of My Skin
George Lamming's "In the Castle of My Skin" skilfully depicts the Barbadian psyche. Set against the backdrop of the 1930s riots which helped to pave the way for Independence and the modern Barbados, through the eyes of a young boy, Lamming portrays the social, racial, political and urban struggles with which Barbados continues to grapple even with some thirty-three years of Political Independence from Britain.
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Reading this book made me realise how much has changed, both in literature and society, in the half century since it was written. First of all, the writing struck me as extremely old-fashioned. For ... Read full review
Mr. George Lamming does a wonderful job at portraying his and others early youth, and he does it in a way that uses coloquial language, which is difficult in a historical sense. I have read other works that use coloquial language in a historical sense, and "In The Castle of My Skin" Mr. Lamming uses this technique in a way that is to be applauded. This work of labor was suggested by an article that I read, and I am grateful that I did not miss this article, as this work is worthy of keeping.
IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN