9780241482667

Minty Alley

Black Britain: Writing Back

C.L.R. James, Bernardine Evaristo (Introduction by)


Format: Paperback
Published: February 2021

Price: $19.99

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The only novel from the revolutionary intellectual C.L.R. James, and the first novel by a black West Indian to be published in the UK

It is the 1920s in the Trinidadian capital, and Haynes' world has been upended. His mother has passed away, and his carefully mapped-out future of gleaming opportunity has disappeared with her.

Unable to afford his former life, he finds himself moving into Minty Alley - a bustling barrack yard teeming with life and a spectacular cast of characters. In this sliver of West Indian working-class society, outrageous love affairs and passionate arguments are a daily fixture, and Haynes begins to slip from curious observer to the heart of the action.

Minty Alley is a gloriously observed portrayal of class, community and the ways in which we are all inherently connected. An undisputed modern classic, this is an exceptional story told by one of the twentieth century's greatest Caribbean thinkers.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780241482667
  • Published: February 2021
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 17
  • Weight (g): 191

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