Reed Dasenbrock You've been living in Canada now for some years. Sam Selvon: Yes, I moved in 1978, and I've been in Canada now about ten years. RD: Why Canada? Selvon: I came to England in 1950, and I spent twenty-eight years of my life here which I consider to be a good slice of my life. I suddenly felt that I had had enough of English tradition and European culture. I wanted to get back to the West before it was too late. Everyone asks why I selected Canada. Some of my wife's relatives who had settled there some years ago were doing pretty well for themselves, so she said,'let's go to Canada,' and that's how I ended up there.
Dasenbrock, Reed and Jussawalla, Feroza, Sam Selvon: Interview with Reed Dasenbrock and Feroza Jussawalla, Kunapipi, 17(1), 1995.