Looking for Josephine

A Trinidadian returns after long years away in America and yearns for points of contact with his past; a native Carib wanders listlessly and homelessly across meaning-less borders; a teacher confronts a young guerrilla he might have helped create; a man is haunted by a witnessed act of racial violence . . .

A gentle, deeply probing, and thoughtful look at various facets of Trinidadian life.

“This is a classic work of literature and should find a welcome space on the shelf beside Lamming and Naipaul.”
The Trinidad Guardian


Publication Date: 1998

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-71-0
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
192 pages

John Stewart was born in Trinidad and educated at California State University, Stanford University, and the University of California in Los Angeles. His short stories have appeared in, among other places, The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (1990) and Best West Indian Short Stories (London: Nelson, 1981). He is a recipient of a Royal Society of Literature Award for Last Cool Days. Currently he is professor and director of African American and African Studies, University of California, Davis.

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