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Andrew Salkey (January 30, 1928 - April 28, 1995) was a novelist, poet, freelance writer and journalist of Jamaican and Haitian origin. Salkey was born in Panama but was raised in Jamaica. He died in Amherst, Massachusetts.

After completing his basic education in Jamaica, Salkey attended the University of London and became a part of the West Indian Students Union (WISU), which provided an effective forum for Caribbean students to express their ideas and provided voluntary support to the "harassed" working-class Caribbean immigrant community, during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The association also included Gerry Burton, Arif Ali, Chris LeMaitre, John La Rose and Horace Lashley.

In the mid-Fifties he taught English at Walworth Secondary school (also known as Mina Road school), an early comprehensive just off the Old Kent Road in South-east London.

Salkey published a number of novels over the course of his career. He was also a BBC interviewer and a professor in writing at Hampshire College in Amherst.

Salkey was good friends with Austin Clarke, and the two had a long written correspondence, a great deal of which is available in Clarke's files at the McMaster University Archives in Hamilton, Ontario.

I was headed nowhere like a hundred million others: I had escaped a malformed Jamaican middle class; I had attained my autumn pavement; I had done more than my fair share of hurting, rejecting, and condemning; and I had created another kind of failure, and this time, in another country.
(from Escape To An Autumn Pavement)

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Total Books: 47
Hurricane
2011 - Hurricane [Caribbean Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781845231804
ISBN-10: 1845231805
Genre: Children's Books
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Escape to an Autumn Pavement
2009 - Escape to an Autumn Pavement [Caribbean Modern Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845230982
ISBN-10: 1845230981
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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River That Disappeared
1993 - River That Disappeared (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780904521153
ISBN-10: 090452115X
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The One The Story of How the People of Guyana Avenge the Murder of Their Pasero with Help from Anancy and Sister Buxton - Novel
Anancy's Score
1992 - Anancy's Score (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780950154688
ISBN-10: 0950154687
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Earthquake
1985 - Earthquake (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140311655
ISBN-10: 0140311653
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1980 - Away (Hardcover)Paperback
Come Home Malcolm Hartland
1976 - Come Home Malcolm Hartland (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091234805
ISBN-10: 0091234808
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Georgetown Journal
1972 - Georgetown Journal (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780901241139
ISBN-10: 090124113X
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Breaklight An anthology of Caribbean poetry chosen
1971 - Breaklight an Anthology of Caribbean Poetry Chosen (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780241019627
ISBN-10: 0241019621
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Jonah Simpson
1969 - Jonah Simpson (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192713032
ISBN-10: 0192713035
Genre: Children's Books
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West Indian Stories
1968 - West Indian Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571086306
ISBN-10: 0571086306
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The late emancipation of Jerry Stover
The Late Emancipation of Jerry Stover (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780090855308
ISBN-10: 0090855302
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The adventures of Catullus Kelly
The Adventures of Catullus Kelly (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780090951406
ISBN-10: 0090951409
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Havana Journal
Havana Journal [Pelican] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140213034
ISBN-10: 0140213031
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The Shark Hunters
The Shark Hunters [Rapid Reading] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780175550425
ISBN-10: 0175550425
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Drought
Drought (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780192712585
ISBN-10: 0192712586
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Caribbean essays An anthology
Caribbean Essays an Anthology (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780237289430
ISBN-10: 0237289431
Genre: Nonfiction
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Breaklight The poetry of the Caribbean
Breaklight the Poetry of the Caribbean (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385052658
ISBN-10: 0385052650
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Brother Anancy and Other Stories
Brother Anancy and Other Stories [Horizons Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780582225817
ISBN-10: 0582225817
Genres: Children's Books, Nonfiction
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Late Emancipation of Jerry Stover
Late Emancipation of Jerry Stover [Drumbeats] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780582785595
ISBN-10: 0582785596
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Island voices Stories from the West Indies
Island Voices Stories From the West Indies (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780871405043
ISBN-10: 0871405040
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The River That Disappeared [Bogle-L'Ouverture Publications Children's] (Paperback)Paperback
Danny Jones [Bogle-L'Ouverture publications. Children's series] (Hardcover)