So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans

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Collecting new fiction, essays and poems from seventeen countries around the world, So Many Islands brings us stories about love and protest, about childhood innocence and the traumas of history, about leaving home and trying to go home again. These writers’ island homes may seem remote on the map, but there is nothing isolated about their compelling, fresh voices.

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Edited by Nicholas Laughlin with Nailah Folami Imoja, with an introduction by Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

Collecting new fiction, essays and poems from seventeen countries around the world, So Many Islands brings us stories about love and protest, about childhood innocence and the traumas of history, about leaving home and trying to go home again. These writers’ island homes may seem remote on the map, but there is nothing isolated about their compelling, fresh voices.

“It takes a big mind, or at least a big worldview, to write from a small space. Everything we write stands one foot on land, the other in the sea. We can’t help it: we’re from where the air is clear, so it’s almost impossible to think small.”

— Marlon James

Featuring new writing by:

  • Tracy Assing • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Heather Barker • Barbados
  • Angela Barry • Bermuda
  • Cecil Browne • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tammi Browne-Bannister • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Sabah Carrim • Mauritius
  • Damon Chua • Singapore
  • Marita Davies • Kiribati
  • Fetuolemoana Elisara • Samoa
  • Kendel Hippolyte • St Lucia
  • Erato Ioannou • Cyprus
  • Emma Kate Lewis • Malta
  • Karlo Mila • Tonga
  • Jacob Ross • Grenada
  • Melanie Schwapp • Jamaica
  • Mere Taito • Rotuma, Fiji
  • Mikoyan Vekula • Niue
  • Afterword by Sia Figiel

Book Details

ISBN

978-976-96106-0-6

Pages

218

Published

2018

Supported By

Commonwealth Foundation, Commonwealth Writers

Author

Nailah Folami Imoja,

Nicholas Laughlin

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