Trinbagonian author Samuel Selvon honoured with Google Doodle
Trinidad and Tobago author Samuel Selvon was honoured with his very own Google Doodle on his birthday, May 20, 2018.
Selvon grew up in South Trinidad and migrated to the UK in the 1950s alongside the Windrush generation, where he wrote iconic books such as ‘A Brighter Sun’ and ‘The Lonely Londoners’.
Sam Selvon’s papers are held at The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin, US. @UWI_StAugustine @ransomcenter #samselvon #Archives #Caribbeanliteraryheritage
— Caribbean Literary Heritage (@CaribLiteraryH) May 23, 2018
Selvon, who passed away in 1994, is the first Trinbagonian writer to be given a Google Doodle.
Google said Sunday’s Google Doodle by guest artist Jayesh Sivan “depicts Selvon and other members of the Caribbean migrant community set against the backdrop of London, which served as the inspiration and setting for much of his works”.
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