Across the Caribbean, the freshest produce, best bargains, and often the friendliest advice can still be found at traditional markets. Here are six worth exploring, ranging from Dominica to Curaçao to French Guiana.
Simon Lee on the Caribbean’s headline events in May and June.
James Ferguson on Christopher Drayton's Christopher.
Simon Lee talks to legendary Caribbean writer George Lamming.
Once, St Pierre was a centre of French elegance and pleasure, the pride of the French Caribbean, “the Paris of the Antilles”. But one morning the mountain behind the town blew apart, wiping out the town and killing almost all its 30,000 people. James Ferguson revisits the volcano, exactly 100 years on.
The latest books from and about the Caribbean.
The Caribbean’s public gardens are places to enjoy the pleasures of nature — and centres for research and conservation as well.
Frantz Fanon was a brilliant, maverick thinker, a theorist of anti-colonialism who tried to understand the damaged psyche of his native Martinique....
A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar.
In his play Monsieur Toussaint, Edouard Glissant poignantly captures the complex character and historical dilemma of Haiti’s revolutionary hero.