Caryl Phillips
Caryl Phillips
Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts on March 18, 1958. St. Kitts is a small island that is part of a Caribbean country. Phillips grew up in England and his parents were a part of a massive group of Caribbean nationals. These Caribbean nationals immigrated to England for increased economic opportunities. Today, he lives in both England and the United States. Phillips' work is mostly Black Atlantic Literature, or literature about the relationships among people of African descent in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Their legacy includes the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The following is a selected biography of his work:

A Distant Shore 2003
A New World Order: Selected Essays 2001
A State of Independence 1986
Cambridge 1991
Crossing the River 1993
Dancing in the Dark 2005
Extravagant Strangers (editor) 1997
Foreigners: Three English Lives 2007
Higher Ground 1989
In the Falling Snow 2009
Playing Away (screenplay) 1987
Strange Fruit (play) 1981
The Atlantic Sound 2000
The European Tribe 1987
The Final Passage 1985
The Nature of Blood 1997
The Right Set: The Faber Book of Tennis (editor) 1999
The Shelter (play) 1984
The Wasted Years (play) 1985
Where There is Darkness (play) 1982

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