The Island, Martinique

The Island, Martinique

Book - 2003
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In this compelling travel memoir, two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner John Edgar Wideman explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism. Attempting to decipher the strange, alluring mixture of African and European that is Creole, he and his French traveling companion develop a powerful attraction to one another which they find at once threatened and elevated by a third party--the island itself. A rich intersection of place, history, and the intricacies of human relations, Wideman's story gets deep into the Caribbean and close to the heart of the Creole experience.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2003
ISBN: 9780792265337
Branch Call Number: 917.2982 W639i 2003
Characteristics: xxx, 167 p. : 1 map ; 21 cm


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