This profile gives you a brief overview of T & T life.
If you want to get a better understanding of the culture and the people,
here are a few suggested readings.
Saft, Elisabeth (ed.). Trinidad and Tobago, Apa Publications/Hougton Mifflin,
This is the second edition of this guide. It is remarkable in its
presentation of bold pictures and historical and cultural information.
Written primarily by T & T nations, it captures the spirit of the islands
in a stimulating manner. Look in the travel section of any major bookstore
for this book.
Naipaul, V. S. House for Mr. Biswas, Penguin books, 1961.
Mr. Biswas offers the reader a humourous insight into Indo-Trinidadian family
Williams, Eric. From Columbus to Castro: the History of the
Caribbean, 1492-1969, Andre Deutsch Limited, 1970.
This book, written by the man who was T & T's longest-reigning
Prime Minister, is the first complete history of the region.
Written at a time when some of the islands were becoming
independent and losing their status as colonies, it is a
re-telling of the history of the region, exposing its heritage
of European exploitation and neglect.