Tony Deyal Was Last Seen
Tony Deyal is the most widely-read columnist in the English-speaking Caribbean and its diaspora. Of the pure humorists I have read, only Mark Twain is in the same rank as Tony Deyal. That is why the writings collected here are not journalism or reportage. Deyal is a serious writer not only because he is careful of craft but also because his comedies are fired by deep social, cultural and political concerns.
They are referred to as columns because that is the format in which they appear, but they are stories. This 'columnist' is a story-teller in disguise. In all the islands Tony discovers and embraces the deep, structural commonalities, and the bold features on the surface that bind the peoples of the region in one Caribbean.
"Tony Deyal was last seen..." is a perfect tease. Sometimes it is a mini-column in its own right, or suggests a column to come, or imparts a twist to what went before."
- Professor Kennenth Ramchand
|Country of Publication||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Publication Date||Oct 31, 2021|