Bocas Lit Fest

Minty Alley

Country of Authorship: Trinidad & Tobago
Author: C.L.R. James
Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Secker & Warburg / Penguin

Publication Year: 1936

Synopsis

The only novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest Caribbean thinkers – this extraordinary, big-hearted exploration of class was the first novel by a black West Indian to be published in the UK. Minty Alley is a gloriously observed portrayal of class, community and the ways in which we are all inherently connected.

Re-published in 2021 as part of Penguin’s “Black Britain: Writing Back” series.

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