A must for white Europeans probably not easy for those not aware of our ethnocentrism. In This Richly Descriptive And Haunting Narrative, Caryl Phillips Chronicles A Journey Through Modern Day Europe, His Quest Guided By A Moral Compass Rather Than A Map Seeking Personal Definition Within The Parameters Of Growing Up Black In Europe, He Discovers That The Natural Loneliness And Confusion Inherent In Long Jorneys Collides With The Bigotry Of The European Tribe A Global Community Of Whites Caught Up In An Unyielding, Eurocentric HistoryPhillips Deftly Illustrates The Scenes And Characters He Encounters, From Casablanca And Costa Del Sol To Venice, Amsterdam, Oslo, And Moscow He Ultimately Discovers That Europe Is Blinded By Her Past, And Does Not Understand The High Price Of Her Churches, Art Galleries, And History As The Prison From Which Europeans Speak In The Afterword To The Vintage Edition, Phillips Revisits The Europe He Knew As A Young Man And Offers Fresh Observations Caryl Phillips wonderfully writes about his travels across Europe, often in the darkest parts, with emotional depth and historical knowledge A must read for those who are into the otherness literature. This is already good and only a few pages in. Phillips seeks out the Black man s place among the European Tribe Travel writing at its finest. It was too boring Your eyesight is defective Europe is blinded by her past, and does not understand the high price of her churches, art galleries, and architecture My presence in Europe is part of that price I was raised in Europe, but as I walked the tiny streets of Venice, with all their self evident beauty, I felt nothing.
Caryl Phillips was born in St.Kitts and came to Britain at the age of four months He grew up in Leeds, and studied English Literature at Oxford University.He began writing for the theatre and his plays include Strange Fruit 1980 , Where There is Darkness 1982 and The Shelter 1983 He won the BBC Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Play of the year with The Wasted Years 1984 He has written
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- The European Tribe
- Caryl Phillips
- 21 March 2019 Caryl Phillips