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Derek Walcott: 'I Am Ashamed Of My Country.'

Posted at 1:00PM Thursday 17 Jan 2013

If there's one thing that pisses off Derek Walcott, it's the Caribbean governments' blatant disregard for the development of the literary arts and their seeming indifference to the plight of the region's writers and artistes.

Over the years he has had some choice words for successive governments in his homeland, St Lucia, citing the absence of a theatre and a museum on the island – to this day – as a shame and a betrayal of the people.

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