Kenneth Ramchand is unquestionably one of the main founders of the study of West Indian literature in English. His publications include: West Indian Narrative: an Introductory Anthology (editor). London: Nelson, 1966; The West Indian Novel and its Background. London: Faber, 1970; An Introduction to the Study of West Indian Literature. Sunbury-on-Thames: Nelson Caribbean, 1976; West Indian Poetry: An Anthology for Schools (editor). London: Longman, 1989; Act of Possession: the New World of West Indian Writing. Port of Spain: Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, 1991.