Tag Archives: Caribbean

Book Review: Empire’s Crossroads

Empire’s Crossroads: A History Of The Caribbean From Columbus To The Present Day, by Carrie Gibson It is worthwhile to beware of books written by people who have axes to grind. And this book is certainly an example of that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consequences Of Class And Color

Consequences Of Class And Color: West Indian Perspectives, edited and introduced by David Lowenthal and Lambros Comitas This book is embarrassing. This book is certainly not worthless, but its worth is entirely in demonstrating the lack of fitness, moral and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anna Carries Water

Anna Carries Water, by Olive Senior, with illustrations by Laura James It is unclear exactly what nation inspired this particular book but since the author is of Jamaican heritage and the illustrator is an Antiguan (both of which are lovely … Continue reading

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Book Review: 70 Caribbean Recipes

70 Caribbean Recipes: Taste Sensations From The Tropics, by Rosamund Grant Is there a large enough market for food from the Caribbean as a whole, and can islands as diverse as Cuba, Jamaica, and St. Martin/San Maarten be considered as … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief History Of The Caribbean

A Brief History Of The Caribbean:  From The Arawak And The Carib To The Present, by Jan Rogozinski The great German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said that it was best not to know how one’s laws and one’s sausages … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Traveller’s History Of The Caribbean

A Traveller’s History Of The Caribbean, by James Ferguson One of the notable aspects of many histories is that they compress a great deal of the past and then go into far more detail about more recent information, showing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literature Of The Caribbean

Literature Of The Caribbean, by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert When I requested this book from the library, I expected it to be a selection of literature about the Caribbean.  That would have been at least a potentially interesting book.  I have visited … Continue reading

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Into The Sea

As I commented at some length about my own problems in flying to St. Lucia for the Feasts of Tabernacles this week, I figured it would be worthwhile to comment on the problems my mum and stepfather faced.  Due at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fodor’s Essential Caribbean

Fodor’s Essential Caribbean, by Fodor’s Travel For those who are not aware, my family and I are planning on going to St. Lucia for the Feast of Tabernacles and as is my fashion [1], I tend to enjoy reading books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tropical Family Vacations

Tropical Family Vacations In The Caribbean, Hawaii, South Florida, and Mexico, by Laura Sutherland This is a rare travel book that delivers more or less exactly what you are looking for.  It gives the precise locations where it provides travel … Continue reading

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