Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571193172
Published:
No of pages: 240

The Dragon Can't Dance

£9.99

Described as 'a landmark, not in the West Indian, but in the contemporary novel' by C.L.R. James, Earl Lovelace's Caribbean classic tells the story of Calvary Hill - poverty stricken, pot-holed and garbage-strewn - where the slum shacks 'leap out of the red dirt and stone, thin like smoke, fragile like kite paper, balancing on their rickety pillars as broomsticks on the edge of a juggler's nose'. The Dragon Can't Dance is a remarkable canvas of shanty-town life in which Lovelace's intimate knowledge of rural Trinidad and the Carnival as a sustaining cultural tradition are brilliantly brought to life.

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Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: General Fiction
Places: Caribbean
Genres & Themes: Community; Humankind; Poverty

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