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Nothing was made in Trinidad.
Writing has to support itself.
The biography of a writer – or even the autobiography – will always have this incompleteness.
The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.
My grief is that the publishing world, the book writing world is an extraordinary shoddy, dirty, dingy world.
I’m the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
It’s very attractive to people to be a victim. Instead of having to think out the whole situation, about history and your group and what you are doing… if you begin from the point of view of being a victim, you’ve got it half-made. I mean intellectually.
Whenever I have had to write fiction, I’ve always had to invent a character who roughly has my background.
Some writers can only deal with childhood experience, because it’s complete. For another kind of writer, life goes on, and he’s able to keep processing that as well.
You need someone to see what you’ve done, to read it and to understand it and to appreciate what’s gone into it.
In Trinidad, where as new arrivals we were a disadvantaged community, that excluding idea was a kind of protection; it enabled us – for the time being, and only for the time being – to live in our own way and according to our own rules, to live in our own fading India.
If writers just sit and talk about oppression, they are not going to do much writing.