Obituary: John Figueroa
Beshoff, Pamela, The Independent (London, England)
NOT EVERYONE appreciates that the West Indian spirit is by no means bound by its geographical limitations. John Figueroa was a sublime example of a spirit which revelled in the enjoyment of many cultures, beyond the boundaries of that chain of small islands which runs from Jamaica down to Trinidad but whose harvest can be counted in the wealth of the contribution which has been made from there to English literature and elsewhere.
Poet, educator, lover of cricket, a man always ready to engage the debate on life and literature, a giant who linked the West Indies with other cultures, other literatures, Figueroa is sometimes remembered as one of the first contributors to …
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Publication information: Article title: Obituary: John Figueroa. Contributors: Beshoff, Pamela - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 11, 1999. Page number: 6. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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