Michael Thelwell Critical Essays


(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Michael Thelwell 1939–

Jamaican novelist and short story writer.

In his fiction, Thelwell examines the cultural milieu of his native country. The Harder They Come portrays the moral turpitude of a Kingston ghetto by focussing on the dreams and frustrations of a would-be Jamaican pop singer turned outlaw, an infamous figure in Jamaican history.