Elma Napier's love affair with Dominica, then a British colony, began in 1932 when she turned her back on London's high society to build a home in a remote coastal village on that most mysterious and seductive of all Caribbean islands. Black and White Sands is the memoir of her life there - of bohemian house-parties, war and death, smugglers and servants and, above all, of stories inspired by her political life as the only woman in a colonial parliament, her love for the island's turbulent landscapes and her curiosity about the lives and culture of its people.
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About the Author
Elma Napier, writer and politician, was born in 1892 in Scotland. She was the daughter of Sir William Gordon Cumming, who was accused of cheating while playing cards with the Prince of Wales in what was known as the baccarat scandal, and thereafter socially ostracised. After living in Australia for nine years, Elma Napier settled in Dominica with her second husband. She became a member of the island's legislative council – the first woman to sit in any West Indian parliament. She wrote two novels, and also two memoirs of her early life. Black and White Sands was written in 1962. She died in 1973.