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.
Is Patrick Chamoiseau’s Childhood a “minor” work? Maybe, says James Ferguson.
A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar.
James Ferguson remembers the late Joseph Zobel, a man whose writings tracked Martinique’s progress from its poverty-stricken past to modern prosperity.
For many years, Joseph Zobel’s novel La Rue Cases Negres was banned in his home island of Martinique. James Ferguson explains why.