Home and BackPaperback - 2001
Home and Back is a powerful and merciless indictment of modern, postcolonial West Indies. At the same time Itwaru brings us a touching lyrical meditation on growth and loss, the departure from home and life lived between remembering and forgetting in an alien elsewhere. With artistic maturity and insight, Itwaru offers a visceral understanding of community and pays homage to the struggles for integrity and dignity within the vicissitutes of harsh reality.
"Itwaru often reads like a Gordimer, Soyinka or Achebe in his dedicated pursuit of the truth . . . and mincing not a single word, he leaves us wordless . . ." - Sunday Observer (India)
". . . powerful, involving reading . . ." - Books in Canada