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Trinidad

Trinidad, The Beacon, From Trinidad: An Anthology of Early West Indian Writing

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a literary magazine edited by Alfred H. Mendes and C. L. R. James. Its only appearances, in Christmas 1929 and Easter 1930, did much to stimulate new styles of West Indian writing, most notably the ‘barrack-yard’ stories written by the editors. Stories such as James's ‘Triumph’ and Mendes's ‘Her Chinaman's Way’ caused a great furore at the time because of their supposedly sordid portrayal of life in the barrack-yards. Trinidad set the example for Albert Gomes to found The Beacon, a more broadly based literary periodical. The short stories in Trinidad are preserved in From Trinidad: An Anthology of Early West Indian Writing (1978), edited by Reinhard W. Sander and Peter K. Ayers.

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