Author(s): Nicholas Laughlin; Folami Imoja
So Many Islands brings together stories from the distant shores of the island communities in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean. Giving voice to their challenges and triumphs, these writers paint a vibrant portrait of what it is like to live, love and lose the things most precious to them on the small islands they call home. This enchanting collection will transport you to Marakei, 'the women's island', where a female statue stands guard at each compass point, and introduce you to colourful characters like Leno Humphrey, a small-time cricketer from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who buys his own trophies to take back to his wife. Voicing global issues such as climate change and nuclear testing in the Pacific - a fight close to the heart of these precariously poised islands - to petty politics and the gaps between generations, readers everywhere will find universal connections with these worlds and words.