The Caribbean: Punching above its weight, says author
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The Caribbean: Punching above its weight, says author

For Joshua Jelly-Schapiro the poet Derek Walcott is but one example of the  “outsized global  figures the Caribbean has produced in abundance”.  Walcott, who died last week aged 87, was, alongside VS Naipaul, one of two Nobel Laureates to hail from a region characterised in the popular imagination by palm-fringed beaches and rum cocktails. There … Continue reading

New Nigerians: Political satire is alive and kicking
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New Nigerians: Political satire is alive and kicking

Oladipo Agboluaje was catapulted into the public consciousness in 2003 with Early Morning a satire about three immigrant office cleaners working in London who, in time honoured Nigerian fashion, overthrow the government and install a ‘blackocracy’. Garnering rave reviews, it was Oladipo’s first play, introducing him as a new and distinctive voice in  UK drama, … Continue reading