Includes the plays 11 Josephine House, The Death of a Black Man and Lonely Cowboy Jamaican-born Fagon came to England at the age of 18, working first on the railways, and then enlisting in the army, where he became a boxing champion. He soon became a leading figure in black theatre. His characters, with explosive consequences, struggle to live in a hostile British culture as exiles from their spiritual home. This collection spans the whole of Fagon's remarkable writing career. He died in 1986 at the tragically early age of 49.
"Fagon's writing is sharp, funny, unpretentious...(his) view of the black predicament is complex, thoughtful and compassionate" Andrew Rissick, Time Out