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by Samuel Selvon

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  • A Brighter Sun
    You are right to be concerned about finding the themes in this novel! A Brighter Sun has a primary theme of change throughout the book. However, there are other themes that are not as obvious....

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    It is quite hard to give a cohesive summary of A Brighter Sun just because the book is so episodic in nature (in that there is a connecting theme about what Tiger learns, but much of the book can...

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    Most definitely, Tiger's coming-of-age begins with his marriage to Urmilla. Of course, it's an arranged marriage in the Hindu tradition, and at the beginning, Tiger is simply an "illiterate...

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    In the novel A Brighter Sun, Tiger goes looking for a job at the road construction company. Having tired of working as a planter and, more importantly, tired of poverty, he decides that he has a...

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    Otto is a Chinese who comes to Trinidad in search of the "brighter sun" of the title—in other words, a better future. Otto's presence in Barataria adds to the multi-cultural mix of the place with...

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  • A Brighter Sun
    A Brighter Sun is a 1952 fictional novel written by Trinidadian writer Samuel Selvon. The novel is set in the World War II era, in Trinidad, where a 16 year old boy named Tiger is married off to a...

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