Port Of Spain - Post Report Question and Answers
Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
Usually people leave some obscure book that nobody has ever heard of to sound intelligent. They're fools. I can't think of a book that would describe this place well. Call the incumbent or anyone that you know who has served here before. That's your best bet. - Aug 2021
Nope. - Mar 2019
Books: Earl Lovelaceâ€™s "The Dragon Canâ€™t Dance" and Michael Anthonyâ€™s "A Year in San Fernando" are required reading. Naipaulâ€™s "Miguel Street" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" are indispensable, too.
Mid-20th century novels to buy include anything by Sam Selvon. For a more recent depiction of life in T&Tâ€”at least from the point of view of the (upper) middle classâ€”read Liz Walcott-Hackshawâ€™s "Mrs. B." If you want history, have a look at anything by Bridget Brereton. You should also leaf through Eric Williamsâ€™s "Capitalism and Slavery." Last but not least, "Sugar Barons" by Matthew Parker is an engaging read that gives information about the regionâ€™s once-prosperous sugar industry.
Movies: The only film I can recommend is â€œBazodee,â€ which came out last year. It stars Michel Montano, T&Tâ€™s most famous soca artist, and provides insight into a certain subset of the Trini population. - Apr 2017
"A Little Book of Hangover Cures" - Jun 2015
The Caribbean by James Michener; The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago (a must); trinioutdoors.com. - Oct 2012
Lime Tree Don't Bear Orange - Feb 2011
See above. Actually anything by Nobel Prize Winner V S Naipul. - Mar 2008
A House for Mr. Biswas, VS Naipul; the new November 2007 edition of the RoughGuide to T and T; Insight Guide (but it is out of date); Cote Ci-Cote La, a Trinidad and Tobago Dictionary (also shows folk customs and photos): Trinidad and Tobago, Tranquil and Terrific; Naparima Girls' School Cookbook, Second Edition - Mar 2008