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A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny
     

A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

by Mark Kurlansky
 

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In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners—the arts, history, politics, and economics of the region, as well as the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens. From the Newyoriccans of Levittown, Puerto Rico; to the state-salaried

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In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners—the arts, history, politics, and economics of the region, as well as the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens. From the Newyoriccans of Levittown, Puerto Rico; to the state-salaried popular musicians of Cuba; to the practitioners of good political hurricanemanship (who know how to stretch statistics to bring in relief funds), A Continent of Islands paints portraits that will prove equally fascinating to tourists who know the Caribbean only as a string of beach resorts, and to readers curious about U.S. efforts to influence its neighbors.

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Library Journal
Journalist Kurlansky has packed a lot of information in a relatively slim book. Readers who are familiar with one but not all of the Caribbean nations covered will find no errors in his facts and learn a great deal. He has designed his book's format to cover cultural topics, comparing and contrasting countries rather than plodding from country to country. He discusses various topics: AIDS; the 500th anniversary of Columbus's landing; the African roots of voodoo, arara, santeria, and shango; and the status of women. The bibliography is well planned with a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction titles. Highly recommended for all col P.L. System, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201622317
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
911,372
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author


Mark Kurlansky has reported on the Caribbean for the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, NY
Date of Birth:
December 7, 1948
Place of Birth:
Hartford, CT
Education:
Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970

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