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The Island: Martinique (National Geographic Directions)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

In this compelling travel memoir, the celebrated novelist explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism.

About 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. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792265337
Author:
Wideman, John Edgar
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Wideman, John Edgar
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Martinique
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Martinique Description and travel.
Subject:
Wideman, John Edgar - Travel - Martinique
Subject:
Travel-Caribbean
Copyright:
Series:
National Geographic Directions
Series Volume:
CM-8
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.32x5.70x.79 in. .83 lbs.

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