Bunji Garlin: send dem riddim crazy Bunji Garlin: send dem riddim crazy
Once bitten: Chikungunya in the Caribbean Once bitten: Chikungunya in the Caribbean
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Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2015)

This month’s reading picks, from a memoir of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake to a history of doubles.

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The British writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, born a century ago, is best known for his books on Central Europe and Greece. But his Caribbean travel narrative The Traveller’s Tree stands apart for its curiosity about ordinary lives. James Ferguson rereads this classic.

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Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean draws on her mixed heritage.

Global Voices volunteers at the 2012 summit in Nairobi. Photograph courtesy Global Voices

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For a decade, the international citizen media project Global Voices has helped break through online barriers of country, culture, censorship, and language — and the Caribbean has played a key role almost from the start. Philip Sander finds out more.

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Events around the Caribbean in January and February — from Trinidad Carnival to Jamaican jazz to sailing in Grenada.

Versia Harris. Photograph by Mark King

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The imaginary worlds that Barbadian Versia Harris creates in her animated video works are inspired by childhood cartoons as much as the landscapes of home. Marsha Pearce talks to the artist about exploring the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Melanie Abrahams. Photograph by Linda Brownlee

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