'This is the real globalism, a glorious cacophony that seeks no common ground other than attitude.' Marlon James, winner of the Booker Prize
So Many Islands breaks out bold new writing from the distant shores of countries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Here you will find poems about revolution and protest.
You will be transported to Marakei,'the women's island', and join the battle to save a beached whale. Alongside family politics, So Many Islands tackles nuclear testing and climate change global issues that are close to the heart of these precariously poised communities. Giving voice to their challenges and triumphs, these writers create a vibrant portrait of what it is like to live and love on the small islands they call home. Readers everywhere will find universal connections with these words and worlds.
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Cyprus, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malta, Mauritius, Niue, Rotuma (Fiji), Soma, Singapore, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago
`Here are stories that don't shatter taboos so much as ignore them in the first place.' Marlon James, Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize; `Wide-ranging and anything but parochial.' Times Literary Supplement