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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (26 Jan. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782115587
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782115588
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book illuminates, like no other I've read, the startling history and the complex present of the nations of the Caribbean. Written with passion and joyful music in the prose, Island People will become an indispensable companion for anybody travelling to the Caribbean - or dreaming of doing so" (SUKETU MEHTA)

"A heartfelt Caribbean journey . . . through the places, literature and music of the region to beautifully illuminate the histories of people and continents . . . Terrific" (Anita Sethi Observer)

"Many have tried this before - to get hold of, in its entirety, the volatile, beautiful, relentlessly shifting Caribbean. Nobody has succeeded as dazzlingly as Joshua Jelly-Schapiro" (MARLON JAMES)

"An elegant travel book channels Naipaul and Trollope as it delves into the brutal history and unique allure of the Caribbean . . . Island People, written by a careful and compassionate author, is a worthy travel and history book, a fresh study" (Guardian)

"A travelogue of love and scholarship . . . does the region splendid justice" (New York Times)

"One of those rare writers who bridges worlds - between deep scholarship and lively and accessible writing, between islands and mainlands, between big ideas and precise details, between history and possibility" (REBECCA SOLNIT)

"Allows the Caribbean to stand on its own and shine . . . A celebration of culture, music and literature . . . shows the magic of the people of the Caribbean . . . infused with passion, love and vibrancy" (Sharmaine Lovegrove Monocle Arts Review)

"Joshua Jelly-Schapiro possesses both a humanist's irrepressible empathy and a journalist's necessary skepticism. He reports carefully, researches exhaustively, cares deeply, and writes beautifully" (DAVE EGGERS)

"A creative hybrid of travel writing and in-depth reportage . . . Its balance of skepticism and enthusiasm is driven by both wide knowledge and a bracing sympathy for the oppressed . . . He has a journalist's flair for interviews and is as deft with chance encounters as with pop idols. Above all he finds dignity as well as excitement in this beautiful archipelago" (Colin Thubron New York Review of Books)

"A pleasingly broad study of the Caribbean and its vital, indecipherable blend of peoples" (Financial Times)

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An exploration of the Caribbean Islands, and the people who have, throughout history, made them their home, from expert in Caribbean history, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

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