George Lamming

George Lamming was born on June 8, 1927, in Carrington Village, Barbados. He was educated at Roebuck Boys School and the prestigious Combemere High School. He received early encouragement from Frank Collymore, his teacher and mentor, and editor of the literary journal, BIM. Lamming left Barbados for Trinidad in 1946, and went to England in 1950. He made his home in London for some twenty-five years. During this time he published six novels and a highly influential collection of essays, The...See more