Books: In Between Is Brown

IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN (313 pp.)—George Lamming—McGraw-Hill ($3.75).

Life in Creighton village on the British island of Barbados was primitive, but no one. least of all a boy. could call it dull. There were playmates with such names as Trumper. Po King and Boy Blue. There was an occasional flood that carried away the shacks of the natives. There was the great blue sea to swim in, the teachers at school ever ready to cane the inattentive, the vigorous back-fence give & take between parents and neighbors.

George Lamming. half-Negro, half-white poet, is only 26, but he has come a long...

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