Lamming, George

About George Lamming

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Biography (Black History Month)

Biography (Jrank)

"Celebrating with the Indefatigable George Lamming." Jamaica Observer, 28 Apr. 2013



Wynner, J. “A Childhood Remembered.” Caribbean Compass, vol. 244, 2016

The Pleasures of Exile.” London Review of Books, vol. 27, no. 20, 2005

Dasenbrock, Reed Way. “Natives of My Person.” World Literature Today, vol. 61, no. 4, 1987

Deveson, Richard. “The Life of the Political Past.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4360, 1986

Dasenbrock, Reed Way. “The Pleasures of Exile.” World Literature Today, vol. 59, no. 2, 1985

“Of Age and Innocence.” Kirkus Review, 1981



Goddard, Horace L. “Horace L. Goddard: Interview with George Lamming.” Kola, vol. 20, no. 1, 2008

Scott, David. “The Sovereignty of the Imagination: An Interview with George Lamming.” Small Axe, vol. 12, 2002

Tarrieu, Yannick. “Caribbean Politics and Psyche: A Conversation with George Lamming.” Commonwealth, vol. 10, no. 2, 1988

Birbalsingh, Frank. “In Conversation with George Lamming.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 23, no. 1, 1988

Riwa, Masanga. “An Interview with Mr. George Lamming.” Umma, vol. 5, 1975

Kent, George E. “A Conversation with George Lamming.” Black World, vol. 22, no. 5, 1973

Munro, Ian, and Reinhard Sander. Kas-kas: Interviews with Three Caribbean Writers in Texas. George Lamming, C. L. R. James [and] Wilson Harris, 1972

Munro, Ian H. et al. “Writing and Publishing in the West Indies: An Interview with George Lamming.” World Literature Written in English Newsletter, vol. 19, 1971



Fabrizio, Alex. “V. S. Naipaul and George Lamming at the BBC: Reconsidering the Windrush Generation's Political Art.” ARIEL, vol. 52, no. 1, 2021

Ghosh, William. “Caribbean Travel and the 'Realistic Shock': Lamming, Naipaul, Condé.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 50, no. 2, 2019

Sherazi, Melanie Masterton. “’From a Distant Witness’ in Rome and London: Black Atlantic Temporalities in William Demby’s Beetlecreek and George Lamming’s In the Castle of My Skin.” ARIEL, vol. 50, no. 1, 2019

Regis, Hannah. “Myth, Ancestors and Ritual: A Critical Reading of Spirit in George Lamming's Season of Adventure.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 27, no. 2, 2019

Perry, Amanda T. “Caribbean Revolutions and Cultural Sovereignty: C. L. R. James and George Lamming on Cuba.” Global South, vol. 13, no. 1, 2019

Mao, Douglas. “Transcolonial Bildung: George Lamming, Social Death, and Actually Existing Modernism.” Modernist Cultures, vol. 13, no. 1, 2018

Wilby, Liam. “Michel Foucault and Postcolonial Studies: Countering Foreign Domination through the Care of the Self in George Lamming's In the Castle of My Skin.” Postcolonial Literature, Garsha (ed.), 2017

Campbell, Chris. “Glancing Backwards: George Lamming, John Cowper Powys and Vexed Visions of Labour in the Capitalist World-Ecology.” Green Letters, vol. 20, no. 2, 2016

Jeffrey, Karima K. “George Lamming's The Boy and the Sea: A Littoral Artist's Experimentation with Language and a Postcolonial Examination of the Self.” Anthurium, vol. 12, no. 2, 2015

Pedrabissi, Fiorenza. “Modernism and Creolisation: The Case of George Lamming's In the Castle of My Skin.” Textus, vol. 26, no. 2, 2013

Campbell, Chris. “Ariel over the Airwaves: George Lamming's Rituals of Revenant History.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 48, no. 5, 2012

Ellis, David. “'Foreign Bodies': George Lamming's The Emigrants.” Comparative Critical Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, 2012

Thieme, John. "Postcolonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon." Postcolonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon, Thieme (ed.), 2001

Wilson-Tagoe, Nana. "African Continuities and Caribbean Definitions in Caribbean Literature: The Literary Explorations of Harris, Lamming and Brathwaite." The Growth of African Literature: Twenty-Five Years after Dakar and Fourah Bay, Makward et al. (eds.), 1998

Figeuroa, John. “Introduction to George Lamming.” Revista/Review Interamericana, vol. 5, 1975




Water with Berries (1971)

Natives of My Person (1971)

Season of Adventure (1960)

Of Age and Innocence (1958)

The Emigrants (1954)

In the Castle of My Skin (1953)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Sovereignty of the Imagination: Conversations III (2009)

As editor: Enterprise of the Indies (1999)

As editor: On the Canvas of the World (1999)

“Rex Nettleford Cultural Conference U.W.I. Jamaica, March 1996 Opening Address.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 1-2, 1997

“The Legacy of Eric Williams.” Callaloo, vol. 20, no. 4, 1997

Coming, Coming Home: Conversations II: Western Education and the Caribbean Intellectual (1995)

Conversations: George Lamming: Essays, Addresses and Interviews, 1953-1990, Drayton and Andaiye (eds.), 1992

“Creating an Independent Caribbean Culture.” The Black Scholar, vol. 15, no. 3, 1984

As editor: Cannon Shot and Glass Beads: Modern Black Writing (1974)

As editor: New World Quarterly: Guyana Independence Issue (1966)

As editor with Eddie Baugh: New World Quarterly: Barbados Independence Issue, vol. 3, no. 1-2, 1966

The Pleasures of Exile (1960)

“Book Reviews: The Last Enchantment by Neville Dawes.” Race, vol. 2, no. 2, 1960

“Swans.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 3, 1958

“The Negro Writer and His World.” CrossCurrents, vol. 6, no. 2, 1956

“Book Review: The Sacred State of the Akan.” African Affairs, vol. 51, 1952


Audio- and Audiovisual Material

BMLS 2014 Prof George Lamming: (The) Culture in Agriculture, YouTube, 24 Mar. 2015

George Lamming on Living in London, YouTube, 5 Jun. 2014

George Lamming on In The Castle of My Skin, YouTube, 5 Jun. 2014

George Lamming on Becoming West Indian, YouTube, 5 Jun. 2014

George Lamming on Art & Artists, YouTube, 23 May 2014

George Lamming on Political Parties & People, YouTube, 23 May 2014