In the town of Cascadu, Trinidad, the 1970 Black Power rebellion has failed. Sonnyboy, hapless and luckless, is desperate to be recognised as part of the rebellion and forces the uninterested police to arrest him. KingKala, a singer, returns from detention and is sidelined in the calypso tent, his music dated and unfashionable. They now hope to make their name in the movie that is being shot on the island - but that too does not end as expected. And so we follow the townsfolk through their experiments in music, politics, ...

Is Just a Movie 2012, Haymarket Books, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9781608461752

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Is Just a Movie 2011, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571255672