Posted on 2nd October 2012

Posted by Sophie

Lawrence Scott: In conversation and reading from his new novel, Light Falling on Bamboo

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies: University of Warwick

Lawrence Scott: In conversation and reading from his new novel, Light Falling on Bamboo

Thursday 25th October, 6-8pm, The Writers’ Room, Millburn House, University of Warwick

Prize-winning Trinidadian author Lawrence Scott’s new novel, Light Falling on Bamboo (published by Tindal Street Press), is inspired by the paintings, the life and times of Michel Jean Cazabon, Trinidad’s most important 19th Century Painter.

“In this intimate, compassionate portrait of 19th-century Trinidad, Lawrence Scott presents a gripping tale of a world burdened by its secrets and exposed by its art.” – Earl Lovelace

“Lawrence Scott deftly paints a portrait of a man deeply split on every level . . . This novel shows us the dark “truth of an age” in a small corner of the New World, once dependent on slave labour.” – Monique Roffey, The Independent

Lawrence Scott was born on a sugar-cane estate in Trinidad. His novels include Witchbroom (1992), Aelred’s Sin (1998) and Night Calypso (2004). He has edited Golconda: Our Voices Our Lives, an anthology of oral-histories and other stories and poems from the sugar-belt in Trinidad (2009). He lives in London and Port of Spain.

Lawrence Scott discusses Light Falling on Bamboo in this short film by Karen Martinez, the Trinidad filmmaker of Chutney in Yuh Soca shown on Channel 4.

Copies of Light Falling on Bamboo will be available to buy on the night and for signing.

This event is free and open to all. If you are interested in attending please email Michael Niblett (m.niblett@warwick.ac.uk)

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