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  • Title: The Houses of Alphonso
  • Author: Anthony Kellman
  • ISBN: 9781900715829
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Houses of Alphonso By Anthony Kellman Barbadian born Alphonso Hutson has lived in the USA for nearly sixteen years But he cannot settle He has dragged his long suffering American wife, Simone, and their children from house to rented house He has refused to share with her any real explanation for the complex feelings that drive him But this time she has had enough of his sorry restlessness , refuses to mo Barbadian born Alphonso Hutson has lived in the USA for nearly sixteen years But he cannot settle He has dragged his long suffering American wife, Simone, and their children from house to rented house He has refused to share with her any real explanation for the complex feelings that drive him But this time she has had enough of his sorry restlessness , refuses to move with him and threatens the end of their marriage Only then is Alphonso forced into confronting the ghosts that propel his perpetual migrancy The ghosts lie in his native Barbados There is the love, shame and guilt he feels for the dead parents whose funerals he failed to attend, and there is the mystery of the brother he has never seen, hidden away in an institution All is complicated by his mixed feelings for his homeland It is the place that still feeds his imagination, but as a boy from a Black working class family he has felt excluded from the class structures of a country still dominated by a privileged White minority There is also the family house, locked up and at risk of being vandalised and Alphonso finally recognises that he cannot put off making a return, the first since his departure In what follows Kellman combines an exploration of Alphonso s personal journey into his past, with an acute engagement with racial and political issues as he rediscovers his country in the midst of turmoil as the old order is challenged.
    Anthony Kellman
    ANTHONY KELLMAN is a writer and musician, and Emeritus Professor of English Creative Writing at Augusta University He is the author of five books of poetry, Watercourse, The Long Gap, Wings of a Stranger, Limestone the first published epic poem from the island of Barbados , and South Eastern Stages He is also the author of two novels, The Coral Rooms and The Houses of Alphonso and four CDs of original music two of which are companions to his books Wings of a Stranger and Limestone He s a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship USA and The Prime Minister s award Barbados His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in literary periodicals in the USA, the Caribbean, Canada, England, Wales, India, Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil He is also the editor of the first full length U.S anthology of English language Caribbean poetry Crossing Water Contemporary Poetry of the English Speaking Caribbean 1992 and is the originator of the Barbados poetic form Tuk Verse.As a musician, he played and sung pop and West Indian folk songs on England s folk club circuit in his late teens before returning to Barbados to resume academic studies Anthony has released four CDs of original music in the Island folk World singer songwriter genres which feature an eclectic mix of Caribbean, African, and European folk influences His lyrics reflect themes found in his novels and poetry such as the celebration of geographical as well as emotional landscapes the importance of justice as a precursor to peace in the world and the creole dimensions of Barbadian culture and identity which reflect both African and European elements His music is also available from and at

    The Houses of Alphonso By Anthony Kellman

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