The problems which Caribbean immigrants encountered abroad are different
from those which they faced in their homeland.
At home they faced poverty, exploitation, and social and political insecurity, while abroad they encountered racial
discrimination, second-class citizenship and alienation. …
four stages in Caribbean literature:
The pre-1950 writers are generally colonial in outlook, although there are exceptions, notably C.L.R. James, whitle the 1950-65 writers probe and question this outlook. Writers after 1965 ... espouse post-Independence interests, while writers after 1980 are concerned either with the fate of immigrants living on an external frontier, or with the fate of the others like them.