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“We have a tremendous kind of huckster trade that moves between Grenada and Haiti; between Grenada and Trinidad; between Dominica and Barbados and they are the most Caribbean. They are much more Caribbean than the academics and quite often, they are much more sophisticated in languages. Quite often they speak more languages than the average academic. If there is any reason at all for working as a writer, it is in the full knowledge that we are only perhaps a Chapter One of the new meaning of Caribbean civilisation.”

–George Lamming, (Interview with Pan Caribbean)