Small Island by Andrea Lévy is part of my Caribbean Literature course this year along with Merle Hodge’s Crick, Crack Monkey. When I first went to the library, Small Island was the most appealing (despite its length) and I decided to give it a try first. Title: Small Island Author: Andrea Lévy Year of Publication: 2004 Pages: 560 Genre: narrative postcolonial/bestseller BBC Adaptation: 2009. By John Alexander, with Naomie Harris, Ruth Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ashley Walters and David Oyelowo 3.75/5 Summary, from Book Depository: It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Queenie Bligh’s neighbours do…
“What are you reading now and why are you reading it?” I am reading Small Island by Andrea Levy. It is part of my compulsory readings for my Caribbean Literature course. Plus, February is the Black History Month, so, it is a great opportunity to discover a new perspective of history. The truth is I’ve just started, but I really like it (I’d better do, because it is quite long) and I’ve also got the BBC series to compare the versions.