Launch of 'Cascade: A Novel' by Barbara Lalla

Event Date(s): 07/12/2010

Location: Centre for Language Learning Auditorium

"Do not go gentle into that good night." I write this in blood on the walls of my mind....

Professor Barbara Lalla, Professor of Literatures in English at the Department of Liberal Arts, will launch her new book, Cascade: A Novel, on Tuesday 7th December, 2010, at 6 pm, at the Centre for Language Learning Auditorium. 


About Cascade

A guesthouse in Jamaica’s mountains offers the ideal retreat for elderly friends who have grown weary of changes that have overtaken the city, and a plan takes shape to retire together. Against the development of the Home under its dangerously inept manager, unfolds a tale of violent intrusion and dislocation, of cold-blooded exploitation and murderous resentment. Yet it is also a tale of love, persistent humour and courage. Cascade recounts the poignant efforts of its main characters to connect against a background of social turmoil and the psychological effects of Alzeimer’s. Cascade examines the subject of growing old with sensitive honesty. 


About Professor Barbara Lalla

Barbara Lalla is Professor of Language and Literature, Department of Liberal Arts, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She is the author of a number of scholarly books and articles, most recently Postcolonialisms: Caribbean Re-reading of Medieval English Discourse; and she has collaborated in editing several others, such as Created in the West Indies, Caribbean Perspectives on V. S. Naipaul (edited Jennifer Rahim and Barbara Lalla). She also served the St Augustine Campus as Public Orator for many years. Her first novel, a Jamaican family saga, Arch of Fire, appeared in 1998 and has subsequently been translated into German.  Cascade received a UWI Press Award in September 2010.

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