Anne Walmsley


The Winter 1960 issue of the Tamarack Review, devoted to West Indian writing, opened with Sam Selvon's poem 'Sun' followed soon after by his story 'Come Back to Grenada'. I bought a copy at Sangsters in Harbour Street, Kingston, Jamaica, early in 1961; I'd already borrowed Ways of Sunlight published in 1957, from the Trelawny Public Library in Falmouth, near the school where I was teaching. Lines of the poem 'Sun' charged me then as they do today:



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