The Guyanese Wanderer, Jan Carew
Carew combines Caribbean folklore, ghost story, adventure tale, and literature of European exile, to create a spirited dialect and colloquial voice that startles and delights; he's comfortable confronting anything: racial prejudice or whimsical fable, natural world or city slum
Jan Carew, born in Guyana, studied at Howard University, Western Reserve University, Charles University in Prague, and the Sorbonne in Paris. In London he was broadcaster, writer, and editor with the BBC. Author of six novels and a multitude of plays, poetry, articles, and stories, he has resided in Mexico, England, France, Spain, Ghana, Canada, and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.