The Guardian view on Trinidad writers: women take the lead

The Women’s Prize shortlist 2022 was described by The Guardian Opinion as a ‘show of strength for a small island. News that Lisa Allen-Agostini’s debut novel, The Bread the Devil Knead, has been shortlisted for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction might be a cause for celebration in her native Trinidad, but it will come as no great surprise there. This small Caribbean island, the larger of the two-island state it forms with Tobago – with a combined population of just 1.4 million – has long punched far above its weight, producing the groundbreaking historian CLR James, as well as two Nobel laureates.

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