The Island Martinique

The Island Martinique

by John Edgar Wideman
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426209055
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Series:
Directions
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
381 KB

Meet the Author

John Edgar Wideman is the only author to have won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice—for the novel Sent for You Yesterday in 1984, and for Philadelphia Fire in 1990. He is the recipient of numerous other awards, including the American Book Award, the MacArthur Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. His latest book, the acclaimed memoir, Hoop Roots, was published in 2001.

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