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Jamaica-born debut author Nicole Dennis-Benn. Photo courtesy Nicole Dennis-Benn

Word of mouth (September/October 2016)

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
Caribbean writers star at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a new musical work remembers the Guyanese poet Martin Carter, and Trinidadians anticipate the sweet treats of Divali

Quiet Soufrière occupies a gentle valley near the towering Pitons. Photo by Alan Copson/Photographer’s Choice RF/Getty Images

Between the Pitons in St Lucia

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
The resorts and nightlife of St Lucia’s north may be the biggest draw for most tourists. But the island’s more rugged south, and the spectacular peaks of the twin Pitons, attract a different kind of visitor. Philip Sander explains

It may look like the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but this stretch of wilderness is on the outskirts of Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo. Photo by Ariadne Van Zandbergen

Suriname: one country, four continents

Issue 140 (July/August 2016) | 0 comments
Imagine a country with a palm-fringed Atlantic coast and an interior of Amazon rainforest, where the cultures of West Africa, India, Java, and Europe meet and mingle, where it seems you can experience four continents in as many days. Come to Suriname and see the whole world

Nalo Hopkinson. Photo by David Findlay, courtesy Nalo Hopkinson

Stories of what-if

Issue 138 (March/April 2016) | 0 comments
Call it sci-fi, speculative fiction, fantasy — it’s one of the world’s most popular genres of storytelling, and a growing wave of Caribbean writers are bringing our voices, culture, and history to tales of mythical pasts and thrilling futures, lost worlds and faraway planets. Philip Sander talks to sci-fi authors Nalo Hopkinson, Tobias Buckell, Karen Lord, and R.S.A. Garcia

Photo by Maria Nunes

Word of mouth (January/February 2016)

Issue 137 (January/February 2016) | 0 comments
T&T’s Carnival Kings and Queens cross the stage, while regional Carnival celebrations across the two islands have all the energy without Port of Spain’s crowds and chaos

Derinkuyu’s Underground City, a stronghold dug deep into bedrock. Pakhnyushchy/shutterstock.com

A cave of one’s own

Issue 135 (September/October 2015) | 0 comments
Near Turkey’s geographical heart, Cappadocia is a region of dramatic cliffs, gorges, and rock pillars. For centuries locals have excavated cave dwellings and whole underground cities into the rock. Philip Sander goes in search of a cave with a view

The landmark Iron Market in Port-au-Prince. © Tropicalpixsingapore/iStock

Word of mouth (July/August 2015)

Issue 134 (July/August 2015) | 1 comment
Haiti hosts the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, and a London exhibition celebrates the legacy of John La Rose

Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

Word of mouth (March/April 2015)

Issue 132 (March/April 2015) | 0 comments
The politics behind Trinidad’s Good Friday bobolees, Guyana’s Rupununi Rodeo, and the wrongs and rights of Jamaica Carnival

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

Are you listening? A decade of Global Voices

Issue 131 (January/February 2015) | 0 comments
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

Writer Marlon James. Photograph by Jeffrey Skemp

Word of mouth (November/December 2014)

Issue 130 (November/December 2014) | 0 comments
2014’s hottest Caribbean novel, Caribbean artists on show in Santa Fe, and a celebration of food and drink in Barbados