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Roger Mais papers

Identifier: SC20

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies of Mais' short stories, some of which are written under a pseudonym, Kingsley Croft. They are mainly typescript, some with handwritten changes or corrections.


  • 1930-1940

Biographical / Historical

Roger Mais, Jamaican novelist, playwright, journalist, painter, began writing verse and short stories in the 1930s. He was a close friend of Norman Manley and was profoundly influenced by the political, social and cultural climate of the times. His involvement in the emerging nationalist movement of the time is reflected in his work.


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Other Finding Aids

Inventory List and Index available in library. Procite Database: MAIS.

Custodial History

The materials were collected by a student who was doing research on Roger Mais. They were passed on to the Library via Annette Knight, Deputy Campus Librarian.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Annette Knight between the period 1982/09- 1983/04.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals in the Mais Collection are housed at The University of the West Indies Library, Mona, Jamaica.


Roger Mais. "Listen the Wind and other stories." Edited with an introduction by Kenneth Ramchand. Harlow, Essex : Longman, 1986.
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

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