Smart, Ian Isidore

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SMART, Ian Isidore

SMART, Ian Isidore. American (born Trinidad and Tobago), b. 1944. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Novels, Cultural/Ethnic topics. Career: University of California, Los Angeles, instructor, 1975-76; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, assistant professor, 1976-77; Howard University, Washington, DC, assistant professor, 1977-81, associate professor, 1981-84, professor of Spanish, 1984-; literary critic. Taught English at National Autonomous University, 1970, and French and Spanish at St. James Secondary School, 1970-71. Publications: LITERARY CRITICISM: Central American Writers of West Indian Origin: A New Hispanic Literature, 1984; Nicolas Guillen: Popular Poet of the Caribbean, 1990; Amazing Connections: Kemet to Hispanophone Africana Literature, 1996. NOVELS: Sanni Mannitae: A Tall Tale for Our Times, 1994. EDITOR: (with K.S.K. Nehusi) Ah Come Back Home: Perspectives on the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, 2000. TRANSLATOR: C.G. Wilson, Short Stories by Cubena, 1987; N.E. Bass, Pastrana's Last River (novel), 1992. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Department of Modern Languages, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, U.S.A. Online address: