A Continent Of Islands: Searching For The Caribbean Destiny

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A Continent Of Islands: Searching For The Caribbean Destiny

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"A penetrating analysis of the social, political, sexual, and cultural worlds that exist behind the four-color Caribbean travel posters. . . . Page after page of highly original insights."--Kirkus Reviews

In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners-the arts, history, politics, and economics of the region, as well as the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens. From the Newyoriccans of Levittown, Puerto Rico; to the state-salaried popular musicians of Cuba; to the practitioners of good political hurricanemanship (who know how to stretch statistics to bring in relief funds), A Continent of Islands paints portraits that will prove equally fascinating to tourists who know the Caribbean only as a string of beach resorts, and to readers curious about U.S. efforts to influence its neighbors.

Mark Kurlansky has reported on the Caribbean for the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

ISBN: 9780201622317

ISBN-10: 9780201622317

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 03/21/1993 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/21/1993 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

History / Caribbean & West Indies

History / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba

Travel / Caribbean & West Indies

History / Latin America

Travel / Essays & Travelogues