Barrett, Lindsay

About Lindsay Barrett

Edwards, Norval ‘Nadi’. “Lindsay Barrett.” Fifty Caribbean Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, Dance (ed.), 1986



Baugh, Edward. “Song for Mumu by Lindsay Barrett.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 4, 1967



Ajeluorou, Anote. “Nigerian Literature at Odds with her Poor Politics, Says Barrett.” The Guardian Nigeria, 2 Apr. 2016



Royster, Philip M. “The Curse of Capitalism in the Caribbean: Purpose and Theme in Lindsay Barrett’s Song for Mumu.” Obsidian II, vol. 2, no. 2, 1987




Veils of Vengeance Falling (1985)

Lipskybound (1977)

Song for Mumu (1967)


Poetry Collections

Visiting Eternity (2016)

A Memory of Rivers: Poems Out of the Niger Delta (2006)

The Quality of Pain and Other Poems (1986)

The Conflicting Eye (1973)

The State of Black Desire: 3 Poems, 3 Essays (1966)



Blackblast (1973)

After This We Heard of Fire (1973)

Sighs of a Slave Dream (1972)

Jump Kookoo Makka (1967)

Home Again (1967)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“My Journey to Kula Kingdom.” The Guardian Nigeria, 15 Apr. 2018

"Remembering German-Australian Colonial Entanglement". Postcolonial Studies, vol. 21, no. 1, Mar. 2018

"Mephisto." Postcolonial Studies, vol. 21, no. 1, 2018

"Remembering Nigerian Radio Drama’s Glorious Past." The Guardian Nigeria, 9 Jan. 2018

"Reflections on Brotherly Love." The Guardian Nigeria, 17 Sep. 2017

Rainbow Reviews and Other Literary Adventures (2016)

"The Leichhardt Refrain." Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 39, no. 4, 2015

Wind of Hope: The Authorised Biography of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (2010)

"The Painters of Modern Life: Stephen Crane, Edward Garnett and Henry Lawson." Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 2009

"Nigeria Not Yet at Ease." New African, vol. 473, May 2008

"Roselands, or Everything Under One Roof." UTS Review, vol. 4, no. 2, 1998

"Giving Writers a Voice." Conversations with Chinua Achebe, Lindfors (ed.), 1997

"A Record of Barbarism." Meanjin, vol. 53, no. 2, 1994

Agbada to Khaki: Reporting a Change of Government in Nigeria (1985)

Danjuma – the Making of a General (1979)

"The Artist in Africa: Dilemma of Development". Afriscope, vol. 8, no. 3, 1978


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Why I Left Home at 19, Came to Nigeria at 25 - Lindsay Barrett. YouTube, 30 Jun. 2019